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 or with one of 3 mecate options: the #DMR5 Nylon Mecate, or 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 and in brown or tri-color (brown, black and tan). 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 3/8 inch California Style Hanger & #DMR5 Mecate on the horse (available in brown or tri-color). In the picture showing bosal measurements they are shown on the #HU1 Bosalita.