Wednesday, December 2, 2015

What is hardware?

In an equine context, that is.

Hardware refers to the metal parts of tack and harness such as buckles and rings. It may also be used to refer to the bit.

So you might see "solid brass hardware" in a tack catalogue - brass buckles are often put on show harness and tack.

You might also hear a rider saying they think they need a bit more "hardware" to control a horse - meaning a stronger bit.

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