I have been comparing English and Western tack lately and have been learning quite a lot!! I need to decide this winter what the best tools are for competing in American Competitive Trail Association (ACTHA). I had never competed in or even seen this type of event, and got 3rd and 6th at my first competition! Most of our errors were very correctable and with the jackpots running around $500 apiece, maybe I could start breaking even on my horsey habit. Anyway, I digress.