Millbrook Tack Blog

Millbrook Tack Blog

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The Value of Collectible Breyer Horses

The Value of Collectible Breyer Horses

Posted by Millbrook Tack on 10th Nov 2023

In the world of collectibles, there's a unique fascination that transcends ownership—it's the allure of treasures, of items that grow in value over time. For equestrians, Breyer Horses stand out as mi…
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A Guide on How to Care for Your Horseback Riding Boots

A Guide on How to Care for Your Horseback Riding Boots

Posted by Millbrook Tack on 5th Oct 2023

Properly caring for your riding boots is paramount to ensure they remain comfortable, durable, and aesthetically pleasing throughout your equestrian journey. Here are essential steps to keep your eque…
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How to Break In New Leather Cowboy Boots

How to Break In New Leather Cowboy Boots

Posted by Millbrook Tack on 5th Oct 2023

New cowboy boots are an exciting addition to your wardrobe, but they often need some breaking in to reach their peak comfort. Here's how to do it without sacrificing your comfort:1. Wear Them Around t…
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Guide to Horse Riding Boots for Beginners

Guide to Horse Riding Boots for Beginners

Posted by Millbrook Tack on 5th Oct 2023

Embarking on your journey into the world of horseback riding is an exhilarating experience, and choosing the right gear is essential. Among the most critical pieces of equipment are your horse ri…
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Made in the USA: American Equine and Clothing Brands

Made in the USA: American Equine and Clothing Brands

Posted by Millbrook Tack on 12th Sep 2023

We know our customers want to know where their products come from. That's why American-made clothing and horse-related gear are some of our most popular items. When you buy local, you're not only gett…
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What to Expect During Horse Riding Lessons

What to Expect During Horse Riding Lessons

Posted by Millbrook Tack on 18th Aug 2023

Horseback riding is not just an exhilarating sport; it's an art that connects humans with these majestic creatures while teaching balance, coordination, and respect. Whether you're a child with dreams…
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The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Your Horse's Hooves

The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Your Horse's Hooves

Posted by Millbrook Tack on 18th Aug 2023

Riders know that caring for a horse's hooves is critical to the animal’s overall health and performance. Hoof maintenance is essential; your horse's physical ability depends on it. Horse hoof trimming…
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A Comprehensive Guide to Horse Health & Nutrition

A Comprehensive Guide to Horse Health & Nutrition

Posted by Millbrook Tack on 18th Aug 2023

As a devoted horse owner, ensuring the health and well-being of your equine companion is of paramount importance. From lush pastures to cozy stables, every aspect of your horse's life contributes to i…
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How Much Does a Horse Cost? A Guide to Buying a Horse

How Much Does a Horse Cost? A Guide to Buying a Horse

Posted by Millbrook Tack on 18th Jul 2023

Explore the Cost of Buying a Horse: A Comprehensive GuideAre you considering buying a horse? Whether you're a seasoned horse rider or just starting out, it's crucial to think about the expenses involv…
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How to Keep Your Horses Cool in the Summer Heat

How to Keep Your Horses Cool in the Summer Heat

Posted by Millbrook Tack on 7th Jul 2023

Summer is a great season for horseback riding, but it can be pretty challenging for your horse to stay cool in the heat. As responsible horse owners, we must take extra precautions to avoid overheatin…
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How to Groom a Horse Tail

How to Groom a Horse Tail

Posted by Kelly Steele on 24th May 2023

I’ve never met a horse rider that doesn’t want to groom their horse's tail to be thick and healthy. If you have ever met my mare, Chanel, you know how seriously I take horse health, specifically tail…
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Anatomical Bridles: Game-Changing Or Just A Trend?

Anatomical Bridles: Game-Changing Or Just A Trend?

Posted by Erin Tupper on 26th Apr 2023

Buying new horse tack? Learn about anatomical bridles.According to Millbrook Tack's equestrian experts, anatomical bridles are game-changing.A number of top tack makers are currently putting legitimat…
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What to Pack for a Horse Show

What to Pack for a Horse Show

Posted by Kelly Steele on 19th Apr 2023

Tips for Stress-Free Show PackingAs a seasoned groomer and engineer with over ten years of experience, I have developed a packing strategy that ensures that I don't forget anything when heading out to…
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How To Wash And Store Horse Blankets In The Off-Season

How To Wash And Store Horse Blankets In The Off-Season

Posted by Millbrook Tack on 9th Mar 2023

Horse blankets keep your beloved horses warm and dry, but they must be properly stored if you want them to last. This means ensuring they’re clean before storage, checking for wear and tear before u…
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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Horse Blanket

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Horse Blanket

Posted by Erin Tupper on 10th Feb 2023

Overview of Horse BlanketsHorse Blankets by Insulation WeightHorse blankets are typically categorized by their weights. While each blanket manufacturer might have slightly different specifications, th…
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Galentine's Night - Equestrian Style!

Galentine's Night - Equestrian Style!

Posted by Megan Murphy on 7th Feb 2023

Millbrook Tack is celebrating all our gal pals! Join us for delicious treats, drinks, and lots of fun. Raffles and discounts will abound for our valued customers!Joining us for our celebration will be…
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What to Wear for Winter Horseback Riding

What to Wear for Winter Horseback Riding

Posted by Erin Tupper on 10th Jan 2023

Depending on where you live, your apparel can make or break whether you enjoy cold-weather horseback riding or not. Here at Millbrook Tack, we always recommend wearing a smart set of layers. If you’re…
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8 Reasons Why You Should Start Horseback Riding

8 Reasons Why You Should Start Horseback Riding

8th Dec 2022

Are you looking to expand your horizons and take on a new challenge? Horseback riding is the perfect way to get out of your comfort zone and discover all the benefits that come with it. Whether…
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The History of Millbrook Tack in Grand Rapids

The History of Millbrook Tack in Grand Rapids

17th Oct 2022

Family Owned in Michigan Millbrook Tack was founded in 1992 by Dan and Rosemary Howell. They had a daughter anxious to take her Arabian horse in the show ring and nowhere but a catalog to choose t…
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Show Season Must-Haves: The Ring Bag

Show Season Must-Haves: The Ring Bag

Posted by Erin Tupper on 28th Jun 2022

The Ring Bag—We can safely bet that every competitive rider, regardless of the discipline, has some variation of this show-season must-have! So what goes in it? What are the items that everyone sho…
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5 Must-Have Items For Your First English Riding Lesson

5 Must-Have Items For Your First English Riding Lesson

Posted by Erin Tupper on 24th May 2022

When helping outfit new English horseback riders here at Millbrook Tack, we tend to see two distinct groups: adults new to riding and kids whose parents signed them up for riding lessons. The…
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