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What is Horse Tack?

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Definition: Horse tack is any equipment used to ride a horse, such as saddle, girths, cinches, bridles, martingales. Tack may also refer to equipment like halters, lead ropes, whips, long reins, wraps and other items used in handling and caring for horses. Driving harness may also be referred to as tack.

Stores that sell horse equipment are called tack shops or tack stores. Putting a saddle and bridle on your horse is referred to as tacking up.

Pronunciation: tak (rhymes with pack)
Also Known As: equipment
Examples:
She was excited to go shopping in the tack shop for a brand new saddle.

At the last minute, they decided to quickly tack up and for a ride.

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