4 1/2″ Awl #TL2
Description: This 4 1/2 inch Awl is made with a hand braided rawhide handle to feel really good in your hand.
How it works: This is the ideal tool for installing latigos on saddles and putting strings in bridle reins (see the picture to the left). This is the best all around size awl for a variety of jobs. Like the fid, every horse owner should have an awl or two in handy places like the tack room and trailer.
Leather Tiedown Strap #ZG
Description: My Leather Tiedown Straps come in 2 widths: 3/4 inch and 1 inch (see dropdown). Both straps are fully adjustable and made of single ply harness leather which has been edged, hand rubbed, treated with Neatsfoot Oil and hand rubbed again. Snaps and roller buckle are stainless steel. These are top of the line tiedown straps that you will be able to use for many years without problems.
Lacing Fid #TL4
This Lacing Fid is made with a hand braided rawhide handle for an extra good feel in your hand. This is a tool every horseman should own. It makes opening the bled leather on the slotted concho headstalls so easy. You may want to put one in your tack room and another in your trailer, along with your awl, to use when you need to make a repair.
Single Rope Noseband/Tiedown #T7
Description: This single rope noseband is made of 3/8 inch nylon rope. The leather hanger has been edged, hand rubbed, treated with Neatsfoot Oil and hand rubbed again. The buckle is stainless steel with a hand braided rawhide 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 noseband will help a horse that wants to push on a leather or rubber covered noseband get backed off and travel on his hind end correctly. This stout noseband will hold up to many years of hard use.
This stylus is the saddlemakers ultimate drawing tool. The handle is covered in very finely braided rawhide, all done by hand, to give a good grip as you work and it also feels great. The stylus is a dull pointed tool, unlike the sharp pointed scratch awl, but is also a great tool to draw the patterns on your leather.
Bronc Sideline #SL1
Description: The cuffs on this sideline are made of 1 3/4 inch doubled and stitched burgundy latigo leather with a leather tab fastener for easy connection and release. The rectangle and dee are made of round stainless steel rod. The cuffs are connected with 1/2 inch by 24 inch nylon rope. This’ll be one of the handiest tools you’ll ever use.
How it works: To apply the Bronc Sideline just build a loop in the back of the cuff by sliding the rope through, let the colt step in it and pull it snug. Let him settle and then attach the easy-on front cuff. Always use caution when putting the sideline on for the first time. Get out in an open sandy arena with lots of room so your colts or horses will be safe if they react to having their legs connected with the sideline. Once horses learn how a sideline feels they usually accept it and stand quietly. Both sidelines and hobbles can have a very quieting effect on the horse’s mind.
The first time you use the sideline on your horse or while training the horse to accept it use a wide open sandy area. Do not put it on in confined space until they accept the sideline easily and well. If you are not familiar with the use of sidelines seek help from a professional who is experienced with their use.