$164.99 – $289.98
Description: The noseband on the Sidepull #CP38 is made of 3/8 inch firm nylon rope specially designed to lay correctly from the first ride. The headstall is made of single ply, 3/4 inch, dense, tight-fibered harness leather and has a 5/8 inch throat latch. The leather has been edged, hand-rubbed, oiled with Neatsfoot Oil and hand-rubbed again. The buckles and rings are all stainless steel.
Reins: The Sidepull is available with or without reins. The 3 most popular choices used with my Sidepull are the #ASR6 DM Harness Leather Split Reins, #BLL6 Latigo on Latigo 3/4″ Reins (shown) and the #ASR3 XX Harness Leather Split Reins. The #ASR6 and #BLL6 are both shorter reins, 6 1/2 to 7 feet, and will work well on the smaller colt or horse. At 7 to 7 1/2 feet, the #ASR3 is a good choice for the bigger colt or horse (generally 15 to 16 hands). Choose between these 3 reins in the dropdown. Many of the other reins I make can be used on this Sidepull. If you don’t see what you need here visit the rein category to purchase your choice of reins separately.
How it works: Sidepulls are a good piece of equipment to use for starting colts. Using a sidepull is a nice way to teach young horses to move through turns with their noses first without putting any pressure on their delicate mouths. Once the colt is turning well with direct pressure from the sidepull a trainer will move to the snaffle, hackamore or bosal.
Sidepull is shown with the #BLL6 Latigo on Latigo 3/4 inch Snaffle Bit Reins. With this rein the price is $289.98.
Hard 3 Plait Flat Hackamore #HV50
Description: The hard noseband on this hackamore is flat and made of 3/16 inch 3 plait twisted nylon rope. At 5 inches in width between the cheeks this hackamore is 11 inches in length from top to bottom. If you need a larger or smaller hackamore please give me a call at 817-312-5305 and I’ll make the size you need. Click here to visit my blog to see how to measure your horse for a hackamore. This hackamore comes with a harness leather browband headstall, fiador and with your choice of hackamore reins.
Rein choice: You can see the reins available in the hackamore rein category and select your reins in the dropdown. The rein you choose will be tied to the hackamore before I send it.
How it works: Signals from this hackamore are strong. The weight of the heel knot causes it to fall instantly when the rein pressure is released and this releases the pressure of the noseband providing an instant reward for a proper response. I make this hackamore for use mainly on the older horse and I don’t recommend it for starting or training young colts.
Shown with the #CHR3 Hand Braided Nylon Hackamore Rein. Price with this rein is $324.99.
Sliding Gag Bit with Snaffle Mouthpiece #20
Description: You have a choice of 3 snaffle mouthpieces and 3 headstalls with this Sliding Gag Bit. The mouthpiece choices are a 3/8 inch common snaffle, a 5/8 inch common snaffle or a dog bone snaffle. See the photos at left, descriptions below, and dropdown to order. You also have your choice of 3 headstalls. The first is a stainless steel twisted wire headstall which is designed for horses that need a very strong signal. For the more sensitive horse, a 3/4 inch harness leather slide ear headstall or a 3/4 inch brow band headstall are also available. See the photo at left and the dropdown to order.
The custom designed bit slides easily on the hard lay nylon slide cord made especially for this bit. You will get quick and consistent cues from your reins because of the way the bit slides on this cord. The cord is attached to a stainless steel buckle which attaches it to adjustable single ply 3/4 inch harness leather cheeks. See the diagram at left to visualize this.
#9: The Two Piece (common) Snaffle mouthpiece #9 is 3/8” in diameter. It works to give you a quicker and more consistent response when you ask your horse to give its head.
#52: The mouthpiece on the #52 common snaffle is 5/8” in diameter. The large diameter will help your horse relax. If your horse is anxious or afraid of the bit this mouthpiece may work very well. This bit gives a slower signal than a mouthpiece that’s smaller in diameter. This slower signal will help reduce anxious behavior.
#16: The 3/8” Dog Bone Snaffle. This snaffle really helps a horse relax because it is such a gentle mouthpiece. The extra link in the middle of the bit spreads the pressure from the rein signal more evenly across the mouth than a common 2 piece snaffle. The copper rings promote salivation and give the horse something to roll with his tongue to help him relax.
How it works: The Sliding Gag Bit puts pressure on the mouth and at the same time the headstall crown puts pressure on the poll. These 2 points of pressure increase control of the nose and improve total balancing power. With the increased control and balance you will gain vertical flexion and feel.
The gag bit strengthens your rein aids so your leg cues given at the same time become reinforced. This makes it easier for the horse to respond. You will be able to concentrate on fine details of your training, rather than large rebalancing or repositioning efforts. This gag bridle will improve your horse’s flexibility and increase his response to your cues.
The center bar on the bit cheeks limits the movement of the sliding mouthpiece. This limited movement provides a quicker action and a much quicker release than gags with longer shanks. Your horse learns that when it breaks at the poll the release will be instant, smooth and consistent. Your horses will be calmer and more confident in training and competition when they are not trapped by a slow releasing gag.
Choose any Dennis Moreland split reins or roping reins for your sliding gag. The Sliding Gag is sold without reins. To select your reins visit the rein category and add them to your order.
Seek the help of a professional as you are learning to use a sliding gag bit if you don’t have experience.
Starting Bosal #HU5
Description & choices: This bosal is designed for use as a starting bosal on a horse that is transitioning from the snaffle. The soft nylon cord nose button is easy on the sensitive noses of young horses and the balance in this bosal allows signals to be given quickly and accurately. The weight of the heel knot allows for instant release of the pressure on the nose when the pull on the mecate is released.
Bosal size: This Bosal is made of 7/16 inch nylon rope. The 7 inch nose button is braided of soft nylon (parachute) cord. At 5 inches in width between the hanger buttons this bosal is 11 inches in length from top to bottom. See bosal measurement guide to the left.
Heel knot: The 7/16 inch nylon rope is tied to form the heel knot and braided over with parachute cord. The heel knots on all Dennis Moreland Bosals are heavy to give instant release when the pressure on the mecate is released.
Hanger/Headstalls: This bosal comes with a handmade 3/8 inch Latigo California Style Hanger. You may also order this bosal with a 1/2 inch Latigo Headstall with Browband and Fiador or a 3/4 inch handmade Harness Leather Headstall with Browband and Fiador (see dropdown). The hanger and the headstalls are hand edged, rubbed, waxed (latigo) or oiled with Neatsfoot Oil and waxed (harness leather). The fiadors are made of 1/4 inch tan solid braid nylon rope. See picture at left.
Mecates: You may buy the bosal without a mecate for no additional charge or with one of 3 mecate options: the #DMR5 Nylon Mecate, the #DK3 or #DK5 Mane Hair Mecates (see dropdown for choices and prices):
#DMR5 Mecate: The #DMR5 mecate is made of round 5/8 inch brown braid on braid nylon rope. It has a tassel at one end and a 5/8 inch leather popper at the other end. It’s available in 22 and 24 foot lengths. A general rule of thumb is the 22 foot mecate is built to ride on horses that are under 15 hands and the 24 foot length is built for horses 15 hands and over but ultimately it’s your personal preference. For more info click #DMR5 Round 5/8 inch Nylon Mecate.
#DK3 and #DK5 Mecates: These 6 strand Horse Mane Hair Mecates are firmly twisted by an expert twister around horsehair cores and are 22 feet long. The 1/2 inch #DK3 and the 5/8 inch #DK5 have good body and yet a very soft hand. They are designed to meet the requirements of refined feel for even the most discriminating hackamore reinsman. I have various colors available including sorrels, greys, blacks and whites. Please call for color availability 817-312-5305. If I don’t hear from you, I will choose the color. For more info click #DK3 1/2 inch 6 strand Horse Mane Hair Mecate or #DK5 5/8 inch 6 strand Horse Mane Hair Mecate. I will be happy to tie your mecate to your bosal when you purchase them together but you may need to adjust the wraps to fit your horse after you receive it.
Shown with 1/2 inch California Style Hanger & #DMR5 Mecate on the horse (available in brown only). In the picture showing bosal measurements they are shown on the #HU1 Bosalita.
Soft 3 Plait Loping Hackamore #HV40
Description: This Soft 3 Plait Loping Hackamore has a flat noseband. Its made of tan 5/16 inch nylon solid braid rope. At 5 inches in width between the cheeks this hackamore is 10 inches in length from top to bottom. If you need a larger or smaller hackamore please give me a call at 817-312-5305 and I’ll make the size you need. Click here to visit my blog to see how to measure your horse for a hackamore. This hackamore comes with a browband headstall, fiador and with your choice of hackamore rein (see below).
Rein choice: You can see the rein choices in the hackamore rein category and choose your rein in the dropdown. The rein you choose will be tied to the hackamore before I send it.
How it works: This hackamore is really comfortable for the horse. It lays flat on the nose and is very soft. It can be used for everything from trail or pleasure riding to warming up in the show pen. This is also a great tool for horses that are tense or stressed. The soft noseband really allows a horse to relax. This hackamore is the mildest of all the hackamores I make and gives slightly less signal than the #HV41 Soft 4 Plait Loping Hackamore.
Shown with the #CHR3 Hand Braided Nylon Hackamore Rein. Price with this rein is $279.99.
Braided Rawhide Barrel Reins #RR60
Description: This is a great feeling hand braided rawhide barrel racing rein. It has 4 pineapple knots for grip and 12 button and barrel knots for eye appeal. There is plenty of body and feel here to really communicate with and control your horse. The rawhide is braided on a 56 inch piece of 5/16th inch nylon cord, all done by hand by a master braider. The 5/8 inch latigo adjustment straps allow 6 inches of adjustment for a total rein length of between 74 and 8o inches. The adjustment strap ends are held in place with rawhide braided keepers. The snaps and buckles are stainless steel. This is a functional, eye-catching barrel rein.
How they work: The rawhide braided knots are very useful not only for quick grip as you turn a barrel but also to help lift and push against the neck as you raise a shoulder around a barrel. Vaqueros have been using these knots for centuries. They learned the slight pressure from the knot against the horse’s neck gets more response than just leather or rawhide alone.