Soft 3 Plait Loping Hackamore #HV40
$194.99 – $299.99
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.
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.
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 $254.99.
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 1/2 inch Latigo California Style Hanger. You may also order this bosal with a handmade 3/8 inch Latigo California Style Hanger, 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.
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.
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.