Tack Fit and Use

Hilary M Clayton, Russell MacKechnie-Guire

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Not too long ago, tack often fell into the "one size fits all" category but, fortunately, times have changed. In recent years, tack has become not only more functional but also a fashion statement. This article describes scientific concepts of the saddle, bridle, and bit with emphasis on clinical signs associated with ill-fit or incorrect use.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-601
Number of pages17
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice
Issue number3
Early online date13 Oct 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2022


  • Bridle
  • Atrophy
  • Pressure
  • Pain
  • Bit
  • Saddle
  • Equestrian sport


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