Leather Noseband/Tiedown #T8
Description: My Leather Noseband Tiedown is made of 1 inch harness leather and lined with burgundy latigo leather. The leather has been edged, hand rubbed, treated with Neatsfoot Oil and hand rubbed again. The buckle is stainless steel with a leather keeper. The leather beneath the buckle is stitched together to keep the buckle in place when you adjust it between horses. The ring is also stainless steel. Shown without a tiedown strap but available with your choice of a #ZG 1 inch or a 3/4 inch Leather Tie Down Strap or #ZH Nylon Tie Down Strap (see dropdown to order).
How it works: This is the softest noseband I make and will work really well on a sensitive horse or one that wants to use the noseband for balance rather than pushing on it or leaning into it. A very well made noseband that will hold up to many years of hard use.
$57.99 – $117.99
No Buckle Hobble with Leather Center #H3L
Description: This No Buckle Hobble with Leather Center is made of 1 3/4 inch doubled and stitched latigo leather with a 3 inch long latigo leather link in the center. The hobble also has an easy “on/off” latch that makes this a snap to take on and off the fetlocks. This should only be used on horses that are completely hobble broke.
Visit “Hobble Along” to read my Tack Talk article on the safe and proper use of hobbles.
Only for use on horses that are hobble broke already.
String Cavesson w/ Rawhide Knots #CA3
Description: The String Cavesson with Rawhide Knots has a noseband made of tan 1/8 inch solid braid nylon cord. The adjustment knots at the bottom of the noseband are covered with handbraided rawhide pineapple knots. These knots allow the noseband to be quickly and easily adjusted to 19, 21 and 23 inches. This is nice if you have a number of horses to ride. The headstall is made of 1/2 inch burgundy latigo leather that has been edged and hand-rubbed. The buckle is beveled stainless steel with a leather loop keeper. The headstall leather under the buckle is hand sewn together to prevent the buckle from slipping when the headstall is adjusted. This cavesson lays so flat under your bridle you won’t know it is there!
Size Measurement: An easy way to measure for cavesson size is to wrap a leadrope around the nose where the cavesson will lay, mark the leadrope with a magic marker, straighten it and then measure the leadrope. This will fit any nose between approximately 19 and 23 inches.
German Martingale with Roping Reins #CM6
Description: The German Martingale with Roping Reins #M6 is the same as the German #M5 but comes with roping reins instead of split reins. This martingale has no headstall or bit so you can add your own. The martingale is made of 1/4 inch tan nylon cord with a 1/2 inch latigo safety hobble strap. The roping reins have been edged, hand rubbed, oiled with Neatsfoot Oil and hand rubbed again.
How it Works: The key to the German martingale is the long neck strap giving a good line from the bit to the cinch. This allows the neck to lower from the withers before flexing at the poll. The 1/8 inch solid braid cord that runs through the bit to the reins has a high quality hard finish so slides very easily allowing a quick release. The release is more important than the pull but you have to pull to get the release. A horse learns from the release.
Assistance from a professional is necessary to learn safe use of a German martingale.
The martingale is a very useful tool to aid a horse in learning proper head position as he learns collection. If adjusted correctly a martingale does not force the head to stay in any given position but allows the horse a guide for head placement through automatic release of pressure on the reins when correct head placement is achieved. This can make it easier for a horse to reach a more collected frame over time by allowing assistance with head position as the rider teaches the horse to drive from behind.
The diagram shows the Complete German Martingale #M1. This German Martingale #CM6 comes with roping reins and without headstall.
Nylon Rope Cavesson w/Rawhide Nose Button #CA4
Description: If you need a cavesson that gives a strong signal and is also adjustable on the fly, this is the one. This 3/16 inch round nylon rope cavesson has adjustment pulls at the chin which allow the noseband to be adjusted to between 20 and 25 inches. The nose button is made of hand-braided rawhide. The headstall is 1/2 inch burgandy latigo leather with a stainless steel buckle and leather loop. The headstall leather below the buckle is handsewn together to keep the buckle from slipping. The headstall is held in place on the noseband by hand braided rawhide ring knots. A great looking, functional cavesson that is so easy to adjust!
Size Measurement: An easy way to measure for cavesson size is to wrap a leadrope around the nose where the cavesson will lay, mark the leadrope with a magic marker, straighten it and then measure the leadrope. This will fit any nose between approximately 20 and 25 inches in diameter.
Sliding Running Martingale #CM3
Description: The sliding running martingale has a neck strap made of single ply 3/4 inch heavy harness leather. There is an adjustable tie down strap with cinch snap running from the center ring on the neck strap. A second snap with a ring-end is attached to the center ring of the neck strap and through the ring slides a heavy 1/4 inch nylon cord that’s 18 inches long with rein rings at each end. The sliding action allows the rider to pull the horse’s head completely around while maintaining correct placement. Buckles, rings and snaps are all stainless steel. An 1/2 inch latigo safety hobble strap goes through the gullet of the saddle and over the horn to prevent the neckstrap from sliding to the ears.
How it works: The running martingale is a very useful tool to aid a horse in learning proper head position as he learns collection. If adjusted correctly a martingale does not force the head to stay in any given position but allows the horse a guide for head placement through automatic release of pressure on the reins when correct head placement is achieved. This can make it easier for a horse to reach a more collected frame over time by allowing assistance with head position as the rider teaches the horse to drive from behind.