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Western tack shop specializing in saddles, horse tack and western riding equipment.
Western tack is a type of horse riding equipment that is primarily used in Western riding styles such as trail riding, rodeo and cowboys work. It includes a deep-seated, high-pommeled, high-cantled saddle that provides stability and security for the rider. The stirrups are also wider and longer than those on an English saddle, to accommodate the Western riding style. The bridle used in Western riding is also different, with a wide noseband and split reins, which are often attached to the saddle's D-ring to give more leverage to the rider when controlling the horse. Additionally, cowboys often use a breast collar to keep the saddle from sliding back and a flank cinch to keep the saddle in place while working cattle. Other common items of western tack include the spurs, chaps, and a cowboy hat.