Latigo Slide Ear Headstall #HS28
Description: This doubled and stitched headstall has a sliding earpiece and adjustment buckles on each side. This beautiful headstall is made of latigo leather with hand braided rawhide keepers. The beveled stainless steel roller buckles give you ease of adjustment. The half inch space between the adjustment holes on the cheek pieces allow for very fine adjustments so you can get the bit positioned just right in your horse’s mouth. The leather beneath the buckles is hand stitched together to prevent the buckles from slipping. You won’t ever have to slide the buckles up the cheek pieces when you need to adjust the size, they always stay right in place.
How it works: The short cheek pieces on this headstall keeps the buckles away from the horse’s eyes. The slide ear is sized right to fit small and large horses.
Crafting: To make a doubled and stitched latigo headstall I take 2 pieces of burgundy latigo and split them to the correct thicknesses. Next I carefully cut the desired shapes. Then it’s stitched together and edged, hand-rubbed, treated with Neatsfoot Oil and hand-rubbed again. Doubled and stitched leather is more durable and longer lasting than single ply leather and also has a nice eye-catching appearance. The doubled & stitched items are not thicker than single ply leather so still have that good feel in your hands and on the horse.
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).