It’s the Year of the Horse! What does it mean?

It’s the Year of the Horse! What does it mean?

Gung Hay Fat Choy! (Peace and Prosperity for the New Year). On January 31, billions of people around the world celebrated the advent of the lunar new year – the Year of the Horse! At Bits and Bridles, we think this means all of us horsey folk should celebrate all year! For those of you born in the Year of the Horse (1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002), it is said you share some of the horse’s traits such as speed, especially speed of thought and action, and love of exercise and the outdoors. For the rest of us, the Year of the...

read more

Marketing a Tack Shop on Facebook

Marketing a Tack Shop on Facebook

Having a website seems like the most important first step anyone can take. Having a Facebook presence is not a substitute for a website but a adjunct tool. Facebook has a ton of users that an equine business would want to get out in front of. Most Facebook addicts check their Facebook Newsfeed a couple times a day. What a dream for a marketer! Having a Facebook Fan page is the best way to get in front of these users.  Make sure to announce it via email blast and buttons on your websites. A person (or team of persons) then has to work hard to...

read more

Part 1: Western Saddle Fit Photos Videos & Photos from Pinterest lead to great Saddle Fit Articles

Part 1: Western Saddle Fit Photos Videos & Photos from Pinterest lead to great Saddle Fit Articles

Western Saddle fit for the horse and rider I am by no means a saddle fit expert much less a trained and certified Saddle Fitter. As a consumer I have often found buying the right saddle (often the price of a used car) and maintaining it to fit my horse so very frustrating and precarious. Is my horse being naughty because of saddle fit? As am amateur rider am I fitting the saddle for the right posture or do I need to work harder. We are always trying our best to compile articles for you and resources on saddles (and all on how all tack) should...

read more

Saddle Fitting Tips, Pictures, Videos and links to Articles we found on Pinterest

Saddle Fitting Tips, Pictures, Videos and links to Articles we found on Pinterest

Announcing a series of articles we will start posting.  The series will be all think from photos and pictures of horses and saddle fit (or tack fit) and the great articles they take you too. Probably like you I go to Pinterest to look for ideas for parties, beautiful pictures of horses and much more.  I recently started coming across images that have very information illustrations, videos or photos of saddle and tack fitting.  Below is just one screenshots.  It shows modern and medieval saddle parts.  More about our obsession soon and the...

read more

Overview of Social Media for the Equine Industry, espicially Tack Stores

Overview of Social Media for the Equine Industry, espicially Tack Stores

This post was inspired by a LinkedIn post by Carol M. Aldridge • called Charting A Course Through the Evolving Social Media Landscape. I have to say it’s different for tack stores, online tack stores, website portal horse trainers and horse facilities, etc.  I’m a web designer with equine clients and my own online tack shop.  I won’t comment on equine web portals as I might be too close to the forest to see the trees on that one. Here are some thoughts by Social Media and the Equestrian Industries (My response to Google...

read more

Equine Businesses Receive Massive Marketing Success with PINTEREST

Equine Businesses Receive Massive Marketing Success with PINTEREST

Guest Blog By: Carol M. Aldridge, Equine Office Solutions Whether you realize it or not,  your audience is already using Pinterest on a regular basis to shop and explore their interests. So if you’ve been holding back from promoting your equine business there, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity.  Horses are visually appealing creatures, and the equine community is extremely dedicated. So it’s only natural that Pinterest has developed into a profitable marketing tool for the equine industry at large.  Not only can farms pin...

read more

Contact Us

Contact Us Now!

Comments or questions are welcome.

*(denotes required field)