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Throwback to the Two Horse Tango

On this #ThrowbackThursday, we’re taking a look back to last summer, when we sponsored the Two Horse Tango, a competitive mounted orienteering ride we sponsored in Central Kentucky.

Our course took us through Versailles State Park, the site of 26 miles of trail and some fascinating Civil War history.

Read an account of the Two Horse Tango CMO from Jacke Reynolds, our friend over at the Endurance Granny blog.

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We make great leather bridles, too!

Lots of the tack we sell is beta biothane, which we think is a wonderful material. But it’s easy to forget sometimes that we also make great quality leather tack at a good price. The Ride The Pony blog recently reviewed our leather English bridle, and we were so happy she loved it as much as we do!

“When I was unpacking the bridle I noticed right away it was made from high quality leather and was very thick and heavy. I personally like my bridles to have some heaviness to them, so this bridle was a 10/10 for material.” 

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Get your own English bridle in leather for just $30 here.

Read the complete bridle review at Ride The Pony

Congratulations to Suzette and Daisy Mae!

The winner of our most recent tack giveaway looks fantastic sporting her new Western bridle. Meet Daisy Mae, a three and a half-year-old Paint mare who’s just beginning her education with owner Suzette.

“Daisy thinks she is a puppy dog,” Suzette says. “She will follow people around hoping for treats and pats. If she feels like she is not getting enough attention, she will paw at the backyard fence until the dogs go out the doggie door and bark at her.”

We’re happy to outfit Daisy Mae and Suzette for the next step of their journey together.

Our Western headstalls are simple but strong, hand-stitched and available in your choice of colors and bling options for the traditional and the bold.

Wondering how you can score a Western bridle of your own? Enter our January giveaway here.

 

Deadline’s almost here!

If you’re Christmas shopping, you need to get your order in by noon Friday to guarantee your gear will arrive in time to make it under the tree!

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White tack can be hard to find, but we’ve got you covered

You can now Shop By Color on our website, which allows you to browse by any of our bright base shades of beta biothane. White tack is especially popular in our shop and can be difficult to find.

Clock’s ticking on Christmas shopping!

If you’re still Christmas shopping, make sure to get your order placed by noon on Friday!

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It’s wine o’clock…

Our wine or burgundy-colored tack is among our most popular, and it looks great on any colored horse. Shop wine tack now.

Can you make this in a different width?

“Can your Picnic Bridles be custom made?  I just bought a horse that has old scars on his nose from a halter when he was young.  I would like to find a way to cover those scars so they are not so noticeable.  I’ve always used halter bridle combos of some kind.  I really like your picnic bridle and wondered if I could get the nose piece made from 1” beta biothane and the rest of the bridle made with the ¾” material?  Can the nose piece be adjusted up and down on the nose so I can get it in just the right spot?”

We often get questions about whether a given piece can be made wider or narrower than the standard width to solve a problem like this one.

The good news is we can offer our products in three different widths: 5/8″, 3/4″, and 1″ widths. We have standard widths for each item based on the size of horse we expect to be wearing the item, but you are free to request any of them be swapped out. Just put your request in the Order Notes.

We do not have beta biothane in 1 1/2″ widths, however.

Grow the Green Bean Garden Challenge

We were happy to support a recent contest from Green Bean Endurance to help outfit new endurance riders.

Three winners (one from each division) were drawn from the list of qualifiers.
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The Challenge:

Grow Your Green Bean Garden

The required  gardening “chores” to qualify for the drawing based on division:

Bean Sprouting  (On the Vine)
Garden chores: Obtain a mentor, volunteer a full day at a ride, and complete a ride of 25+ miles.

Bean Blooming (Picked)
Garden chores: Obtain a mentor, volunteer a full day at a ride, and complete back to back LD’s on the same horse or a ride of 50+ miles.

Bean Epic (Cooked)
Garden chores: Obtain a mentor, volunteer a full day at a ride, and complete four 50’s on the same horse this season or a ride of 75+ miles.

 
The prize?  

All riders finishing their chores (1 for each division) were entered into a random drawing for a tack set from Two Horse Tack: Bridle (western, or halter style), reins, and breast collar. Color combo of choice. To keep, or to share with a bean in need.

No matter what equine sport you participate in, it’s so important to get new riders involved whenever you can. The Green Beans are a mentoring/educational group where newcomers to endurance riding can meet veterans. Endurance riders love our gear because it’s waterproof and super light; it’s become so popular with Green Beans, we introduced a line of products for them.
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The Green Bean Garden Challenge recently wrapped, and the winners are: Lisa Matl Morris, Gordie Cowan, and Tracey Roush
Congratulations to all!

Attention, Cyber Monday shoppers!

Happy Cyber Monday, everybody!

In celebration of the Christmas shopping season, we’ve lowered our order minimum to get free shipping. From now through Christmas, orders $50 and up ship free, no coupon code required!

That’s a couple of turnout halters, or a pair of Western headstalls.

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For those of you procrastinators out there, here are the final order cut-offs to guarantee Christmas delivery:

International, Australia: Dec. 6

International, Europe/Canada: Dec. 8

Domestic, rush order only: Dec. 22