Grass Hackamore with Reins #HV10
Description: The Grass Hackamore with Reins is made entirely of one-piece of hand-braided 1/2 inch grass rope. The nose button is covered in hand-braided rawhide and the grass rope is spliced wide at the bottom to give more sidepull action. The hackamore has a 3/4 inch leather headstall with double and stitched browband and a 1/4 inch nylon fiador.
How it works: This hackamore gives a little bit stronger signal on the nose, because of the both the texture and the firmness of the braided rawhide, than a soft rope hackamore. This makes it a particularly good hackamore for loping horses that want to be a little strong in a soft rope hackamore. It’s also great to ride colts with because the reins are spliced widely on the base of the noseband to give more lateral direction when a rein is pulled. It can be used for all types of riding on any horse that works well with a fairly mild signal on its nose.
Nylon Hackamore with Reins #HV11
Description: The #HV11 Nylon Hackamore with Reins is made entirely of one-piece of hand-braided 1/2 inch nylon rope. The nose button is covered in hand-braided rawhide. The rope is spliced wide at the bottom of the nose to give sidepull action. The inside circumference of the noseband is 21 inches. The hackamore has a 3/4 inch leather headstall with double and stitched browband and a 1/4 inch nylon fiador. The braided nylon reins have amazing feel, just the right weight and size. They get even better with age! This hackamore is especially good to ride your colts or lope your show horses in. Also fabulous for western dressage training.
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 $340.99.
Bosalita 3/8 Inch #HU1
Description & Choices:
Bosalita size: The rawhide used in this 3/8 Inch Bosalita is precisely hand beveled for a smooth finish. The core is 12 plait and the 7 inch nose button is 20 plait. At 5 inches in width between the hanger buttons this bosalita is available in 11 & 12 inch lengths from top to bottom (picture at left; see dropdown to order). General guidelines for bosalita length: the 11 inch bosalita will fit a small to medium size muzzle. The 12 inch bosalita is made to fit a larger horse, generally those horses 15.2 hands and over but fit is dependent on muzzle size. This is a top quality, functional bosalita for your 2 rein horse.
Core: The 3/8th Inch Bosalita is available in soft & hard cores (see dropdown).
Heel Knot: The rawhide heel knot on the Dennis Moreland Bosalita is heavy to give instant release when the pressure on the mecate is released. A special addition to the Dennis Moreland Bosalita is the spacer inside the heel knot, between each side of the core, which gives the mecate enough space to lay correctly. This is a very nice improvement over bosalitas with no spacer.
Hanger: This comes with a 3/8 inch handmade latigo California Style Hanger. The hanger is hand edged, rubbed and waxed.
Mecates: You may buy the bosalita without a mecate or with one of 2 mecate options; the #DMR3 Nylon Mecate available in 2 lengths (22′ in tan or 24′ in brown) or the #DK1 Mane Hair Mecate (see dropdown for choices and prices):
#DMR3 Mecate: This nylon Mecate is made of round 3/8 inch nylon and is available in 22 and 24 feet lengths. On average, the 22 foot mecate is built to ride on horses that are under 15 hands while the 24 foot length is built for horses 15 hands and taller. It has a tassel on one end and a popper on the other. For more information click #DMR3 Round 3/8 inch Nylon Mecate.
#DK1 Mecate: This Horse Mane Hair Mecate is twisted on a horsehair core and is 22 feet long. This mecate has a firm twist, good body and a very soft hand. 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 information click #DK1 3/8 inch 4 strand Horse Mane-Hair Mecate.
I will be happy to tie your mecate to your bosalita when you purchase them together but you may need to adjust the wraps to fit your horse after you receive it.
Double Rope Hackamore with Rawhide Nose #HV31
Description: The Double Rope Hackamore with Rawhide Nose HV31 is made of 2 pieces of 3/8 inch nylon rope covered in beautiful hand braided rawhide. At 5 inches in width between the cheeks this hackamore is 12 inches in length from top to bottom. I can make additional sizes but you will need to call to order: 817-312-5305. The headstall is made of harness leather with a doubled and stitched browband and nylon fiador.
Rein Choice: This hackamore comes with your choice of reins (see dropdown) which can be seen in the hackamore rein category.
How it works: Because of the addition of the rawhide, this Double Rope Hackamore with Rawhide Nose has more weight than it’s sister HV30 Single Rope Hackamore. This extra weight combined with the feel of the braided rawhide can help the horse learn to carry the hackamore resulting in a more correct head carriage. Your horse will not want to lean or push through this nosepiece which will help to prevent elevation of the head. Because the hackamore is made of 2 pieces of rope the noseband is broader than a single rope so the signal is spread over more area of the face. The weight also allows very quick but smooth release of pressure on the horses nose when it gives to the pull of the reins. The weight of the heel knot allows it to fall quickly when the pressure on the reins is released which in turn releases the pressure of the noseband on the face. This series of events happens smoothly and quickly to reward the horse instantly for a proper response. This hackamore is especially good for training green horses and is a great hackamore for loping.
Shown with #CHR3 Hand Braided Nylon Hackamore Rein. With this rein the price is $435.99.
Description: This fiador is made of 1/4 inch tan solid braid nylon rope. It comes ready to attach to your hackamore with the fiador knot and jug knot tied. Tie a simple sheet bend knot (the same knot used to tie a rope halter on a horse) to secure it on your horse. To see how to attach it to your hackamore click here.
How it works: The fiador (also known as a Theodore) is a safety device or keeper that is similar to a throatlatch on a bridle, but it’s used on hackamores to make certain a hackamore stays securely on a horse’s head. A horse in a hackamore, that has a fiador, can be ridden, led or tied without the risk of the hackamore being scratched or pulled off.