Latigo Slot Ear Headstall #HS27
Description: This beautiful Latigo Slot Ear Headstall is made of 5/8 inch doubled and stitched burgundy latigo leather. It’s excellent leather and will last for years. I buy this premium latigo because it’s very dense, fine grained leather which makes it strong but flexible. It will feel great against your horse’s face. The roller buckle is beveled stainless steel. The leather beneath the buckle is handsewn together to keep the buckle from slipping. The keeper is made of hand braided rawhide and adds a nice accent to this headstall. If you’re on a budget this high quality handmade headstall will put you at the professional level while staying on budget! It will match any of my doubled and stitched reins.
How it works: The short cheek piece on this headstall keeps the buckle away from the horse’s eye. The slot ear is sized right to fit small and large horses. This is such a nice easy headstall to slip on your horse and be on your way.
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 glue the 2 pieces and 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.
The headstall has teardrop bit ends with your choice of slot conchos, tie ends, or conchos (see dropdown).