Latigo Browband Headstall #HS29
Description: The Latigo Browband Headstall is made of 3/4 inch latigo leather that’s also been lined with latigo for extra comfort for your horse. This is a very tight, fine-grained latigo that’s hand selected for me at the tannery. It’s strong but flexible and is the best latigo leather I can buy. This headstall has beveled stainless steel adjustment buckles with rollers. Hand braided rawhide keepers hold the crown piece ends in place on each cheek. The latigo beneath the buckles is hand sewn together to prevent the buckles from slipping. The throatlatch is 5/8 inch wide. This headstall has been edged, hand-rubbed, treated with Neatsfoot Oil and hand-rubbed again.
Sizing: The crown piece on this headstall comes in 2 sizes: 36 inches and 40 inches (see dropdown for choices). The crown has 7 adjustment holes with 5/8 inch spaces between the holes for very fine adjustments. From the point where the headstall attaches to the bit on each side the 36 inch crown adjusts from 34 to 42 inches. The 40 inch crown adjusts from 39 to 46 inches. In general the 36 inch crown fits horses 15 hands and under and the 40 inch fits horses over 15 hands.
How it works: The short cheek pieces on this headstall keep the buckles away from the horse’s eyes. Because the latigo has been split to just the right thickness this lined headstall is not any thicker than a single ply headstall but it is stronger and will last even longer. This is a beautiful hard-working headstall made to fit a horse.
Crafting: To make this doubled and stitched headstall I take the two pieces of latigo 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. Doubled and stitched latigo is more durable and longer lasting than single ply and also has a nice eye-catching appearance.
This headstall matches all of the doubled and stitched reins made here at Dennis Moreland Tack. It has teardrop bit ends and comes with your choice of slot conchos, conchos or tie string bit ends (see dropdown).