A tack shop
is an equestrian
supply store. Buyers may purchase various pieces of riding
equipment and training aids, as well as boots
and riding apparel, stable equipment, horse care products, grooming
supplies, horse blankets
and sheets, model horses
, and equine books, magazines, and videos. In many cases, individual tack shops are geared to a certain type of riding, such as English
, or Saddle seat
. Online tack shops also provide many of the same products to their buyers.
In many tack shops, the hired staff is knowledgeable and may recommend the appropriate piece of equipment or product to a buyer. Additionally, some tack shops offer services such as saddle fitting and tack repair.
In general, horse feed and hay is not sold in tack shops. However, supplements and de-worming supplies generally are offered.