If I Were To Train A Horse by Jack Brainard
In this book, Jack Brainard, legendary horse trainer, breeder, and judge, shares his valuable horse experience and knowledge with the world. Brainard has shown, bred, and trained horses for over 50 years, and in this book he discusses his knowledge of horsemanship focused on the understanding of the horse’s mind. This book is an excellent read for anyone interested in learning about classical horsemanship, as well as some aspects of equine history, anatomy, psychology, and philosophy.
True Unity by Tom Dorrance
One of Tom Dorrance’s guiding principles for explaining his understanding of the horse is that what he knows about the horse is what he learned from the horse. In this book, Tom shares his experiences and ideas to help achieve a true unity between human and horse. This book encourages readers to approach their horse with a feeling of acceptance for the value of the physical, mental, and innermost being of the horse. This would be a great book for any reader who wishes to build a better level of understanding between themselves and their horse.
Reinsman Of The West by Ed Connell
In this follow-up to his first book Hackamore Reinsman, Ed Connell further explains the method of training a California-style reined horse. This is the only book of its kind that explains bridling in such detail according to the traditions of the Old Californios. This book would make a great gift for anyone who is interested in learning about the art and skill behind finishing a horse in the bridle, the functionality and use of different Spanish bits, and the handling of a well-trained bridle horse.
Rawhide Stirrup Key Ring #G2
Description: This Rawhide Stirrup Key Ring will hang on the outside of your pocket so you won’t have to reach in your pocket to get your keys. It’s also just the right size to fit in your pocket! It’s perfect for hanging your keys on a hook and fits in a purse easily. The hand braided rawhide is very classy. This is a beautiful gift for someone special. Don’t ever go looking for your keys again! Get this hand braided keyring!
Leather Romal Reins with Rawhide Buttons #CCR2
Description: The Leather Romal is made of doubled and stitched 5/8 inch latigo and the Leather Reins are made of doubled and stitched 1/2 inch latigo. The beautiful rawhide buttons and barrel knots on the reins and romal are all braided by hand. The popper is hand stamped double and stitched skirting leather. The reins and romal are connected with an 1/2 inch latigo strap with rawhide balls and loops and the reins have stainless steel swivel snaps. The romal and reins are each 48 inches long and connectors are 12 inches for a total of 108 inches. If you want to use rein chains and need a shorter rein let me know and I’ll make them just the way you want them. These Leather Romal Reins with Rawhide Buttons (also known as Romel Reins) are being used by professionals. This is a great alternative to the higher priced rawhide romals and make the perfect everyday or show romal reins.
Crafting: To make double and stitched romals and reins I take 2 pieces of latigo and split them to the correct thicknesses. Next I glue the 2 pieces and carefully cut the desired lengths. Finally they’re stitched together. Double and stitched leather is more durable and longer lasting than single ply leather. The double & stitched items are not thicker than single ply leather so still have that good feel in your hands. All of the rawhide at Dennis Moreland Tack is produced entirely by hand from start to finish before being braided.
Your rawhide should be conditioned regularly with #ZK Vaquero Rawhide Cream.
Shown is Clayton Edsall riding Skeets Oak Peppy to the 2016 World’s Greatest Horseman title in his Leather Romal Reins with Rawhide Buttons. “These romal reins have the weight and feel I think romal reins should have” says Clayton.
A Horseman Remembers His First 90 Years by Jack Brainard
In this memoir that spans over nearly a century, Jack Brainard shares his experiences growing up on the plains of South Dakota to his time in the Army, and from ranching and training horses to becoming one of the founding members of associations including Stock Horse of Texas, National Reining Horse Association, Iowa Quarter Horse Association, and Midwest Quarter Horse Association. He also talks about his time as a judge and clinician and his current endeavors in western dressage. This book would make a perfect gift for anyone who wants to read a memoir about the way the landscape of the equine industry in America has changed over time and the importance of the industry in today’s society. It is full of interesting reflections, educational facts, and provides plenty of humor for the reader. It’s definitely a great read!