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No horse is too big or small…

…for Two Horse Tack, which Lazarus demonstrates. Lazarus is a draft horse who was rescued from a kill pen auction in New Jersey and is now loved by his person, Heidi.

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Lazarus is wearing our blue sidepull bitless bridle, which starts at just $55 in our online shop (a flat price, whether you order a draft, a mini, or a regular horse size). The sidepull is one of two bitless bridles we offer; the other is the 2-in-1, which can be converted to either a crossunder style or a sidepull. Learn more about bitless styles here.

If you love riding in a halter and rope, try a bitless bridle!

Like many of us, Ashley has spent afternoons here and there throwing a halter and leadrope on her horse and going for a short ride. Of course, you can’t necessarily spend every day in the ring that way. This led her to wonder whether a bitless bridle might be right for her two horses.

As she writes in The North Carolina Cowgirl Blog, Ashley found it was a great fit for her horse Gracie and was pleased with the quality of our 2-in-1 bridle with bling.

“Whether you ride English or Western, Two Horse Tack’s bitless bridle is a great piece of tack and I would recommend it. It’s good quality for the price and functions well. If your horse is like mine, then I’m sure he/she would love to be ridden without a bit every once in a while. 😉”

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Read her complete review here.

Congratulations to Jayden and Smokey!

Two Horse Tack is pleased to extend congratulations to Jayden and Smokey, winners of our December/January tack giveaway! Jayden and Smokey have won a custom-made buckle nose safety halter in their choice of size and color. Besides having a European style flair, the buckle nose safety halter makes it easy and safe for a beginner rider or green horse to safely switch from halter to bridle, and back again.

Although we didn’t realize it when Jayden’s email address was randomly selected as the winner in our system, Smokey is exactly the kind of horse who deserves a comfortable, brand new halter. Smokey is a 20-year-old neglect case and was being cared for on and off by boarders at the barn where he’d been left. When Jayden moved in, she tells us she instantly fell in love with him.

After Jayden started caring for Smokey, he was dealt some more bad luck–he was kicked by a pasturemate, tearing his esophagus and creating an infection in his throat.

“It gained so much pressure that he had a high fever, wouldn’t eat, and could barely move his head, as his entire body was so swollen,” said Jayden. “We were about to put him down when his neck literally popped. He can’t eat hay as a fistula has formed where the tear was, but he’s now fully healed and is my competition horse!”

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Jayden and Smokey have been competing in entry level eventing, and plan to move up to beginner novice soon. What a transformation! We think they look great, and look forward to following their journey on Instagram.

Didn’t win our December/January giveaway? We’re running another through the end of February for a Sidepull Bitless Headstall. Always wanted to try the freedom of a bitless bridle? This could be your chance. Fully adjustable at the chin, cheeks, throat, and noseband, our bitless bridles may be more comfortable for super sensitive horses. Enter to win and you’ll get a $5 off coupon for your next purchase.

Greetings from Baxter!

Lots of riders have “signature colors” for their horses, and Baxter is no exception. Baxter is a North American Spotted Draft. His person Cathleen says he’s “really hot stuff…unless he’s cooling his tootsies in the kiddie pool or at the beach!”

No matter what color combination you and your horse look best in, there’s a good chance we’ve got it in our online shop. Check us out!

We think Baxter’s dark coat looks extra stunning in his purple swag.

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Congratulations to Gaia!

Congratulations to Gaia, winner of our recent tack giveaway with the Behind the Bit blog! We love meeting our followers on social media, and readers in the blogosphere. Gaia is a 2-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse who has been hand-raised by her human, Susan. Gaia was a dystocia foal, meaning her delivery was complicated; in Gaia’s case, her dam suffered a fractured pelvis, which meant that she couldn’t take care of Gaia. Susan tells us Gaia didn’t have to be bottle fed but actually drank milk out of a Tupperware container.

Meet Gaia, the Tennessee Walking Horse

Meet Gaia, the Tennessee Walking Horse

Because of Gaia’s age, she’s not ready to begin working under saddle yet, but will be starting ground driving soon and her people hope to use her new bitless bridle in her early training.

Susan tells us that because of the way Gaia grew up, she’s very people-oriented; sort of a “pocket pony” whose personality should help her excel at whatever she does. We’re expecting big things from this little girl!

Gaia will get a great start with our two-in-one bitless bridle, which converts between a cross-under bitless bridle and a sidepull. The cross-under style works with more generalized pressure than the sidepull, which focuses pressure on the horse’s nose. Many of our customers find that the bitless bridle gives them both extra control and a better sense of connectivity with their horse. The flexibility of the two-in-one makes it a great option for those trying a bitless bridle for the first time.

The (Bitless) Gypsy Life

Ashlyn the Gypsy Vanner

Ashlyn the Gypsy Vanner

We’re thrilled to announce the winner of our most recent tack giveaway! Five-year-old Ashlyn is a 13.1 hand Gypsy Vanner mare. Ashlyn has some very unique breeding–she is a homebred for Gone Gypsy Farm, and as the daughter of Indigo Royal Night and Sweet Lil Liza Jane she carries the Appaloosa gene. Gone Gypsy specializes in spotted Gypsy Vanners, and Ashlyn has already produced a black spotted filly named “Tink.”

Ashlyn is accustomed to ponying off a golf cart, and has already completed a Level Three obstacle course in hand. She will begin working under saddle this year, and her people at Gone Gypsy are excited to use the bitless sidepull that they’ve won to begin her training.

Ashlyn's black spotted foal

Ashlyn’s black spotted foal

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Our bitless sidepull bridle

Our bitless sidepulls include a noseband and a jaw strap to keep the cheekpiece stable and out of the horse’s eyes. The rein rings are securely sewn onto the noseband and triple-stitched for added security. The bridle is fully adjustable at the cheeks, noseband and throat latch. Love the sound of it? Buy yours here.

Go bitless!

Sidepull bitlessOur April tack giveaway may give you a great opportunity to try something new this spring. We’ll be giving away a bitless sidepull bridle to one lucky winner. A bitless bridle can give you more freedom and more control, and can be a good solution for some horses over traditional bridles. Check out this post from the archives on the benefits of the two styles of bitless bridle.

This giveaway is for a single-color beta biothane bitless sidepull, which includes noseband and jaw strap to provide stability and keep cheek piece away from horse’s eye. Rein Rings are securely sewn into noseband  and triple stitched for added security.It is fully adjustable at the cheeks, noseband, and throat latch.

Everyone who enters this giveaway will receive a $10 off coupon to our store. Also for the month of April, the sidepull is on sale, just in case you don’t want to wait to see if you’ve won.

What are you waiting for? Enter today!

Congratulations to our tack giveaway winner!

Congratulations to Maya B. of Arizona, who won a free two-in-one bitless bridle in our most recent tack giveaway!

Maya is the proud owner of 19-year-old Arabian mare La Negra. When Maya got her, the mare was abused and neglected (think no farrier for three YEARS) and had been used for horse tripping. After two years of hard work, Maya tells us this gorgeous mare is finally back in fantastic shape. She still has a lingering quarter crack in one of her hooves due to years of neglect, but she has learned to trust again. The pair go trail riding across all kinds of terrain, swimming in the lake, and have played with barrels and jumps. La Negra is now relaxed and trusting enough to be a kid’s horse.

Maya chose a bridle with aqua bling, which we think is going to look fabulous on La Negra.

La Negra, in all her glory

La Negra, in all her glory

We salute you Maya, for making this sweet girl what she is today!

If you entered our tack giveaway but didn’t get drawn for the bridle, have no worries–everyone is a winner! We opted to give everyone who entered a $5 gift card to our shop, which should show up as a coupon in your email inbox this evening. Feel free to share the coupon with friends and family–it’s a gift that keeps on giving! Even better, we’re still doing our ornament giveaway for all orders over $25 while supplies last.

Also, take a look at our next tack giveaway here.

An even merrier Christmas from Two Horse!

SantaFor all you last-minute Christmas shoppers out there, we have a fantastic deal: today through Dec. 21, we’re giving our customers a free upgrade to rush shipping to make sure your tack gets to you in time to be under the tree!

Also, if you’re still making your Christmas lists, don’t forget that you have the chance to win a two-in-one bitless bridle in time for holidays. Today, we decided to make that giveaway even better in the spirit of the holiday season–everyone who enters the contest will get a $5 gift card, whether they win the bridle or not. Don’t forget that gift cards are a great present for a horsey person if you’re not sure what size tack their horse needs.

Check back on Wednesday for more Christmas shopping news!

It’s time for another tack giveaway!

Inspired by the success of New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program model Lady, (which you can read about here), December’s tack giveaway will be one of our two-in-one bitless bridles! 402 cross under

Our two-in-one design easily converts from a sidepull to a crossunder style bridle in seconds. It’s fully adjustable at the cheeks, noseband, bit ring and throatlatch for ideal fit, and comes in a range of color, style, and bling options.

Our beta biothane bitless bridle (try saying that five times fast) is low-maintenance, which is perfect for winter weather when the last thing you want to spend your time doing is freezing your fingers while cleaning tack. Beta will also stay supple no matter how cold it gets.

Best of all, the only thing you need to do to enter is to fill out our form here.

This giveaway ends on Dec. 15–in plenty of time for Christmas! Enter today.