Family-owned Western Mobile Shop

About Us

Rockin Roan Tack and Apparel is a family-owned western mobile shop located in beautiful Amherst, Nova Scotia, dedicated to offering our horse community, near and far, friendly service and great products.

Our home location is right off the highway, only minutes away from coffee and fuel, with a large open gravel yard making it the perfect rest stop for horses and their owners. We are open by appointment throughout the week in Amherst year round. Our shop is 100% mobile, and on weekends we love being able to bring our products and service directly to our customers throughout the show season from May to November! All winter you can find us in Amherst where you are welcome to message and we will meet you at the shop! If you stop in and can't find us you can call or text (902)694-4152

Why Rockin Roan?

The yard that Rockin Roan now calls home was the location of their family-owned business that was a staple in the Amherst community for three generations.

On the property of Vaughn Melanson Trucking and Excavating was, and remains, the family barn cleverly called Rock ‘N’ Horse Ranch. When the longstanding excavation business closed its doors only a few short months before the new tack business opening, it felt suited to keep the foundation of the property and past business in the name of the shop. They didn't have to search far when choosing something to go with Rockin.

Rock ‘N’ Horse Ranch is the home to some beautiful cow horses, many of which just happen to be a favorite color in the barn, roan. Over the years, our barn has seen every variation of the roan color grace its stalls, and with a bit of reflection, Rockin Roan felt like the perfect fit.

Why We Started

As a family who has been in the equestrian community in a number of capacities over the last 30+ years, they were presented with an opportunity they could not pass up when they purchased Lil Red Barn’s Tack.

Nikki and Mike have worked with hundreds of riders from a range of disciplines throughout the maritime provinces and felt it was a wonderful way to continue to serve their equestrian community and build a family business with Kaelyn and Joel, Nikki’s younger sister and her fiance.
Their shared passion for horses and all things western, along with their strong desire to make a positive impact on their local horse community is what drives them to put their whole heart into servicing their customers at Rockin Roan to the best of their ability. 

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