How to Tack up your Horse for Western Riding
How to Tack Up a Horse for English Riding
Verb. (third-person singular simple present tacks up, present participle tacking up, simple past and past participle tacked up) To prepare a horse for riding by equipping it with tack (harness, reins, saddle etc.)
The equipment you use when riding a horse is called tack. Tacking up a horse for English riding involves placing a saddle, saddle pad, stirrups, bridle and possibly a martingale on the horse.
The left side, also called the “near side,” is considered the proper side for mounting and dismounting a horse. … A right-handed man carried his sword on his left side, and so he mounted on the left so the sword wouldn’t get in the way as he swing his leg across the horse.
Tack is the equipment needed to ride a horse. Outfitting a horse for a ride is called tacking up. Cinch: The strap that goes around a horse’s belly to secure the saddle in place. This is the Western-style term for the strap. In English riding, it’s called a girth.