Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: I was born in Germany, raised in Texas.
I'm not familiar with the Ft.Worth area tack stores, but yes, in the Dallas area Horse and Rider or Paul Taylor are your best bets. If I had to choose, I would go with Paul Taylor above all. They have an incredible selection in absolutely everything from scissor snap clips for the ends of your reins to a zillion types of halters, reins, billets, cinches, bits, you name it. Horse and Rider is pretty good. They are a little cheaper both in price and quality. They do carry most of the middle of the line saddle brands like Tex Tan, Billy Cook, Simco, etc. and have a good selection there. Paul Taylor, I have to say, is worth the drive. My husband is lucky they are a 45 min drive for me or I would spend WAAAAAY more time there. I could literally spend all day there. And they also have nice saddles but a little more custom to them although still good prices (like between $600-1200). They don't seem to carry as much of the every day brands like Tex Tan or Billy Cook. Never been to Dover but I sure would like to pay them a visit since I do ride English and western. But yes, they are English. And agreed, I haven't seen much Australian gear around here.