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.
Basket Stamped Browband Headstall #HS43
Description: The Basket Stamped Browband Headstall is made of 3/4 inch double and stitched skirting leather. The buckles on each cheek piece are beveled stainless steel and have hand braided rawhide loop keepers. The extra hand stitching just below each buckle prevents them from slipping. The throatlatch is 5/8 inch leather. Doubled and stitched leather is more durable and longer lasting than single ply leather but not thicker so will still have that good feel in your hands and on the horse.
Crafting: To make a doubled and stitched stamped headstall I take 2 pieces of skirting leather and split them to the correct thicknesses. Next I glue the 2 pieces and carefully cut the desired shapes. Finally it’s stitched together and the basket weave pattern is stamped.
This is a beautiful handmade headstall for all disciplines. Available with your choice of slot concho, concho, or tie string bit ends (see dropdown).
Shown with slot conchos.
Round Hackamore with Rawhide Nose #HV60
Description: The noseband on this Round Hackamore with Rawhide Nose #HV60 is made of a single piece of nylon rope covered with hand braided rawhide. The noseband is available in 2 diameters: 1/4 inch or 3/8 inch (see dropdown to order). The headstall is made of 5/8 inch latigo with a 1/2 inch bled browband and has a nylon fiador. The hand braided ring knots on the noseband keep the headstall from slipping.
Rein choice: This hackamore is available with any rein in the hackamore rein category (order in dropdown). The rein you choose will be tied to the hackamore before I send it.
How it works: The round shape of the noseband allows for an instant and a very consistent signal anywhere on the face. The noseband comes in 2 sizes; 21 inches in circumference for close contact and very quick action and 23 inches in circumference to decrease the speed of the signal very slightly (see dropdown). This hackamore puts more pressure on the nose than the #61 Round Single Rope Hackamore because of the rawhide braid. The latigo headstall is lighter than a harness leather headstall allowing for faster communication than harness leather. This hackamore is made to be a training hackamore rather than for starting colts.
Hackamore is shown with the #CHR6 Round Nylon Hackamore Rein. Price with this rein is $267.99.
Bosal 3/4 Inch Horse Hair #HU6
Description & choices:
Bosal size: This 3/4 Inch Bosal is handmade of tightly twisted horse tail hair. The tail hair is coarse which makes this a very good piece of equipment to use intermittently on horses that are leaning on a rawhide bosal to back them off. 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 heel knots on all Dennis Moreland Bosals are heavy to give instant release when the pressure on the mecate is released. This bosal has a spacer inside the heel knot, between the cores, which gives the mecate space to lay correctly. This is a very nice improvement over bosals with no spacer.
Hanger/Headstalls: This bosal comes with a handmade 3/8 inch Latigo California Style Hanger. You may also order this bosal with a handmade 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.
Mecates: You may buy the bosal without a mecate for no additional charge 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 is available in 22 and 24 foot 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. For more info click #DMR5 Round 5/8 inch Nylon Mecate.
#DK3 and #DK5 Mecates: The Horse Mane Hair Mecates are twisted around horsehair cores and are 22 feet long. The #DK3 is 1/2 inch in diameter and the #DK5 is 5/8 inch in diameter. These mecates, made by an expert twister, have a firm twist, good body, very soft hand and are designed to meet the requirements of refined feel for even the most discriminating hackamore reinsman. The 6 strands are the ultimate horse hair rope. 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 100X Horse Mane Hair Mecate or #DK5 5/8 inch 6 strand 100X 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 California Style Hanger & #DMR5 Mecate on the horse. In the picture showing bosal measurements they are shown on the #HU1 Bosalita.
DM Straight Cinch #10CS
Description: These hand-tied premium-grade cinches are made of 31 strands of Mohair-blend cinch cord. Most cinches have 27 strands of cord or less. The extra strands allow the pressure to be spread further and also feel better to the horse. It’s just a more comfortable cinch. The carefully hand-crafted buckles are made from round stainless steel rod and have washers on each side of the tongue to hold it straight. Center strap is nylon web with 1 inch stainless steel dees. Cinches have a nylon web keeper for the double off tails on the right side. These cinches come in a variety of sizes to fit all horses (see dropdown).
How it works: This 31 strand cinch will not curl or stretch and will last for years. The carefully crafted buckles are designed to always pull straight to prevent galling. Dennis Moreland Cinches have been the top choice of professional horsemen for over forty years. Watch the video and read my blog: How to Measure for Cinch Length to make sure you get a cinch that fits.
You will not find a better made cinch anywhere, nor will you find another that looks and feels this good, I guarantee it. Give it a try and if you don’t agree, your money back. Dennis
2 Rein Outfit #HU7
The 2 Rein Outfit is made of the:
Bosalita: The Bosalita is made of hand braided rawhide on your choice of a soft or hard core (see dropdown) and comes with an 3/8 inch handmade latigo California Style Hanger. The nose button is 7 inches in length. At 5 inches in width between the hanger buttons this bosalita is available in 11 & 12 inch lengths from top to bottom. Please see the picture at left for size measurement descriptions. General guidelines for bosalita length: the 11 inch bosalita will fit a small to medium size muzzle and the 12 inch bosalita will fit a larger horse, generally those horses 15.2 hands and over that weigh 1250 lbs. or more.
Mecate: This #DK1 3/8 inch 4 strand Horse Mane-Hair Mecate has a firm twist, good body and a very soft hand. It is twisted on a horsehair core and is 22 feet in length. 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.
Bridle: The bridle is made up of the #HS53 Two Buckle Slide Ear Headstall with Rawhide with slot conchos, the #A4 Steel C Shank Bit with Silver with the #4F mouthpiece with roller (this bit is NRCHA legal), the #CU21 Double Buckle Leather Curb (also NRCHA legal) and the beautiful hand-braided #CCR1 Rawhide Romal Reins. These reins are 108 inches in length and are braided on a 1/4 inch core (see dropdown).
How it works: The 2 rein is used when you’re taking your young horses from the hackamore to the bit. It helps them keep a light mouth while you’re advancing their training. Because you’re using the bosalita and mecate the majority of the time in the beginning of the 2 Rein training process, your horse learns to carry the bit correctly without ever having his mouth pulled on. You can adjust the length of the mecate and reins as training progresses and transfer to predominantly romal use as your horse advances. By using the 2 Rein, your horse learns to work without pushing on the bit or throwing its head. It will more easily be able to work tough cattle or do any other type of work successfully as a bridle horse.
This is a top quality, functional set up for your 2 rein horse.