Short Latigo #L2
Description: I cut my Short Latigo to measure 1 3/4 inches wide and 5 1/2 feet long. My latigos are made from firm, tight-fibered burgundy latigo leather that has been edged, hand-rubbed, and waxed. These are exceptionally high quality, have great feel, and will give you years of service. I guarantee you will be pleased. Dennis
How it works: These will fit everything from a very small colt or horse to one that is big, if you have the correct size cincha. This short latigo is made to go around the cinch and saddle dee one time. If you happen to like an extra thin latigo so you can have the ultimate in close contact with your horse, just give me a call when ordering to have your latigo run through the splitter to thin it (817-312-5305). It will also be re-edged and rewaxed before it’s sent to you.
See my Tack Talk article Latigo with the Flow for more information on latigos.
Rawhide Braided Breast Collar with Black Interweave #BC8
Description: The body of the Rawhide Braided Breast Collar with Black Interweave is covered fully in hand braided rawhide and accented with beautiful black kangaroo interweave in 2 patterns. Pattern A has black interweave at the ends of each side of the breast collar. Pattern B has black interweave in the center and at the ends of each side of the breast collar (see photos at left; order in the dropdown). Both patterns are stunning with the Doubled and Stitched Headstalls with Rawhide and Black Interweave available here at DM Tack! This breast collar is available with either the regular ring center piece or with a beautiful sterling silver center piece that is perfect for the show pen (Select in dropdown).
This breast collar is 1 inch wide. It’s made of racetrack harness leather and lined with burgundy latigo leather. The chafe under the center dee is lined with sheepskin. The hold down strap is adjustable single ply leather with an easily adjustable buckle. The tugs are 3/4 inch. The dees, buckles and snap are all stainless steel. The rawhide and kangaroo are hand beveled to be smooth to the touch and beautifully hand braided over the leather.
This breast collar is eye catching in the show pen and will last for years of hard use on the ranch or trail! Ride it with any of the Doubled and Stitched Headstalls with Rawhide and Black Interweave made here at Dennis Moreland Tack.
Adjustable Barrel Rein #RR25
Description: This Adjustable Barrel Rein is made of very high quality Hermann Oak harness leather. It’s 5/8 inches wide. The snaps, beveled adjustment buckles and loops are stainless steel. The leather is hand sewn together right under the buckles. This keeps the buckles from slipping during adjustments.
This rein has 7 adjustment holes on each side. The holes are 2 inches (5.1 cm) apart. The rein can be adjusted between 5 ft. 10 inches (178 cm) and 7 ft. (213 cm).
This top quality leather allows the rein signals you give your horse to travel to the bit consistently. Give this rein a try, it will be the best barrel rein you’ve ever felt, I guarantee it! Dennis
Hand Braided Rawhide Oxbow Stirrups #GS2
Description: Like all the hand braided rawhide stirrups at Dennis Moreland Tack these Hand Braided Rawhide Oxbows start in the metal shop where the stirrups are shaped and a 3/8 inch stainless steel rod is welded in the top. The metal is polished and the stirrups are taken to the braiding shop for the rawhide to be hand braided on. After braiding they go to the leather shop for the skirting leather treads to be laced on and the top wear leathers to be attached. Lastly the tread and wear leathers are hand oiled to give you years of service. These are very high quality stirrups.
How they work: Correctly shaped steel stirrups covered with finely hand-braided rawhide are not only a riding aid but add a distinctive look to any saddle. Stirrups have harness leather treads and roller cover. The weight of these steel stirrups really helps keep them in place during quick, catty moves. If you lose a stirrup it will be right there to pick up again. Available in two sizes (see dropdown): 1 inch oxbow (5 3/4 inches deep x 5 1/2 inches wide) and 1 inch oxbow wide (6 1/4 inches deep x 6 inches wide). The wide size is for wider boots, such as E width or more. It’s always good to choose the width which allows space between the edge of your foot and the edge of the stirrup for safe mounting and dismounting.
Shown are 1 inch oxbow stirrups.
Get Down-Completely Braided with Rawhide #GD4
Description: The rawhide noseband on this Get Down has been exquisitely hand braided. The California style hanger is made of 1/2 inch burgundy latigo leather that has been hand-edged, rubbed and waxed. The get down rope is 14 feet long and made of 5/16 inch braid on braid rope. There is a leather popper bled (spliced) to the tie end and partially covered by a long hand-braided rawhide knot. The ball end of the get down rope ties snugly around the horses neck with a bowline knot to prevent the loop from becoming too tight around the neck. It has a small rope tassel and a hand-braided rawhide knot at the end. This is a beautiful piece of equipment and is all hand made.
How it works: This hand braided rawhide Get Down, California style hanger, and lead rope is designed to be worn under the bridle. This is the perfect tool if you need to get off and lead or tie your horse while it’s bridled. Get Downs are especially handy on the ranch or when trail riding or hunting. While riding the get down rope can be carried by tucking it under your belt, double half-hitching it to your saddle horn or coiling it and attaching it to your saddle with the left front saddle string.
Learn how to tie the bowline knot in the lead: Tying the Bowline Knot in the Get Down Rope.
#2 Spurs with 1″ Wide Bands
This spur fits ladies boots size 6 to 9 or men’s boots size 8 1/2 and smaller. It’s shown with a #2 shank and a #2 rowel.
At Dennis Moreland Tack, our handmade spurs are custom built to your personal specifications. With sizes to fit everyone in the family and styles to work across many different disciplines, our spurs are designed with professional, quality care and your satisfaction in mind. This #2 Spur with a 1 inch-wide band will fit ladies boots size 6 to 9 or men’s boots size 8 1/2 and smaller. If you need a different size, click here to select the band style and width based on your preference and boot size.
Next, choose the length and style of shank you would like. Finally, select your ideal rowel from our collection of eight different rowels. You may also ship Dennis your favorite rowels to be put in your spurs if you prefer. Call Dennis for this option. You also have the option of nickel silver bars or adding an even more individualized touch to your spurs by adding your brand or up to six letters on your spur bands. Please email your brand to Dennis at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is $50 more for letters or brand regardless of the number of letters. Special order lettering/brand may take up to 6 weeks. The shanks will come with silver bars regardless of selection on the bands.
If you have any questions or are unsure about what band, shank, or rowel will work best for you, I am happy to assist you in your spur selection before you buy. Call or text (817) 312-5305 or email email@example.com with your questions. Also feel free to read many of my other helpful resources in my blog. I have information about spur fit, attaching spur straps, and how to know what kind of spur is best for you.
Dennis Moreland Tack spurs are crafted from aerospace industry steel and hand engraved nickel silver to guarantee that they will last a lifetime. Your spurs will be polished to a high luster when you receive them. The metal will oxidize (rust) over time to a rich chestnut brown patina.
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To summarize: all spur orders will have 3 numbers: the first is the band, the 2nd is the shank and the 3rd is the rowel. Most spurs are in stock and shipped immediately. In the unusual circumstance that a spur is out of stock, or if you have chosen to have lettering or a brand on your spurs, it will take approximately 6 weeks to make them.