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Cowboy Hat Etiquette

Cowboy Hat Etiquette

Posted by Green Mountain Horse and Tack on 10th May 2022

The Do’s and Don’ts of Cowboy Hat Etiquette Pre-1960 America was solidly a hat-wearing society and hat etiquette was common knowledge. But when JFK left the hat off during his presidency and the Beat … read more
The Cowboy Hat X-Rating System

The Cowboy Hat X-Rating System

Posted by Green Mountain Horse and Tack on 10th May 2022

Probably the most often asked question when it comes to the cowboy hat is “what do the X’s mean?”. It’s a great question. The vast majority of cowboy hats, both felt and straw hats, have what’s call … read more
​Shantung  Straw - What is Shantung?

​Shantung Straw - What is Shantung?

Posted by Green Mountain Horse & Tack on 10th May 2022

Since the first use of Shantung (aka Shantung Panama) to make hats, the material remains widely a mystery. Many people believe that shantung hats are made of natural straw. It is actually a fabric mad … read more

Caring for Your Horse Bits

Posted by Green Mountain Horse and Tack on 4th May 2022

Given that most riders have several different bits for different horses or different types of riding, it is not unusual for a tack room to hold hundreds of dollars of different bits. Like anything el … read more

The Proper Fitting of a Cowboy Boot

Posted by Green Mountain Horse and Tack on 4th May 2022

We’ve all been wearing shoes since we were knee-high and we know instinctively how a proper fitting pair of shoes should feel on our feet. But if you slip on a pair of cowboy boots for the first time … read more