Tack is the term used specifically for the harness of a horse, which includes amongst other things (and largely consists of), a saddle and bridle of a ridden horse; and the harness and bridle of a driven horse.
Traditionally these items are made of leather, however, more modern materials are now also used. A workshop or shop that makes or sells such items is often referred to as a 'saddlery' or 'tack shop'.
In addition to saddles, and harnesses, all manner of associated equestrian items pertaining to the care of the horse are referred to colloquially as 'tack', including:
saddles (numnahs), bridles (head pieces), bits, rugs, blankets, clippers, and even equestrian clothing.
- Riding Saddles
- English: Dressage, Eventing, Jumping, Polo, Racing, Saddle Seat, Showing | Western: All Event, Barrel Racer, Cutting, Endurance, Plantation, Pleasure, Ranch, Roper, Show Equitation and Show Saddles.
- Saddle Accessories
- Girth, Numnah, Saddle Cloth, Stirrup Irons, Stirrup Leathers.
- Parts Of A Saddle
- All the parts of the saddle clearly explained.
- Fitting A Saddle
- How to correctly fit a saddle to the horse.
- Cleaning And Care Of A Saddle
- How to correctly clean and care of your saddle.
- Stirrup Leathers
- The stirrup irons are attached to the stirrup leathers which must be regularly checked.
- Stirrup Irons
- There are several different types of stirrup irons such as safety irons as well as those that can assist with the positioning of the foot in the stirrup..
- Other Tack Accessories
A selection of tack used in conjunction with the saddle, bridle or both.
- Breastplate, martingale, crupper, bit guards, rein stops, fly fringes, identity tags and fulmer keepers.
- Horse Rugs
There are many rugs available and knowing each ones suitability will help you to choose the most suitable one.
- Exercise, Fleece, Fly, Foal, Sweat, Stable, Turnout and Under Rugs.