Success in the ring requires fortitude and control. Whether you’re barrel racing, roping calves or polishing your dressage pirouettes, high-quality tie-downs and specialized reins can really level up your competitive edge.
What Are Tie-Downs?
Keeping your horse’s head down is important for exhibiting control in competition - but it’s also a fundamental safety issue for the rider, the horse and anyone in their proximity. That’s where tie-downs come in. These bridle elements generally attach between the noseband of the headstall and the girth, with a strap that goes around the horse’s neck. This configuration limits the horse’s range of head movement, which gives the rider more control while providing balance for the horse at high speeds and in tight turns.
Find an array of plain and decorative tie-downs and keepers in our collection made of durable leather or nylon.
Barrel Reins, Draw Reins & More
Browse our collection for the specialized reins that separate you from the pack. We carry a wide selection of leather barrel reins with competitive features like rubber grips, roping reins with rolled centers in various lengths, split reins made of braided nylon with leather poppers and more.
Where to Buy Equestrian Competition Gear?
Carolina Tack Supply delivers great prices, trusted name brands and fast shipping to support your equestrian success. Shop saddles and accessories from Buffalo Saddlery, Double T and more alongside a great selection of rider apparel and gifts, bridle carry bags and more. Your victory in the ring is our highest honor.