Capriolas Interior

Traditional craftsmanship, family dedication and the legacy of G.S. Garcia gear have enabled this historic Nevada saddle shop to survive economic booms and busts for 80 years.


Any horse that’s ridden hard might develop a sore back, which might have something to do with the way he’s ridden or the tack used on him. One possible solution is to use a cutaway saddle pad made with an opening to fit over sore spots on the withers.

Difani's Backcountry

In the May 2005 issue of Western Horseman, expert packers offered their personal preferences on packing gear. Here are some sources to research and buy the high-quality pack gear recommended in the article.

If you’re new to the driving world, here are some insights from Montana clinician and trainer Doug “Doc” Hammill, D.V.M., on buying harness gear.

Truck & Trailer

At horse shows, trail rides or just about any other kind of activity, you’ll notice quite a few ways of taking care of horses. Of course, you might luck out once in a while and find stalls or small corrals for rent, but usually the trailer becomes your horses’ home, and they sure will head right for it when the ride or competition is over.


Horsewright Clothing and Tack Company owners Dave and Nichole Ferry design working cowboy gear while ranching in California’s Tehachapi Mountains. Their traditional tack has inspired a movement to recognize the men and women serving in the armed forces.