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.
Dog Bone Rawhide Noseband/Tiedown #T2
Description: This Dog Bone Rawhide Noseband/Tiedown is made of 3/8 inch nylon rope with a handbraided rawhide nose. 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 dog-bone 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 a #ZH Nylon Tie Down Strap (see dropdown to order).
How it works: You will like the way the rawhide feels on your horse’s nose and how much better your horse will respond to the rawhide if he’s been pushing on a leather tiedown. This tiedown that will hold up to years of hard use.
Shaped Breast Collar #BC2
Description: This breast collar has a shaped harness leather body that tapers from 1 3/4 inches to 1 1/4 inches. The body is lined with burgundy latigo leather with a sheepskin lined chafe under the center dee. Tugs are 3/4 inch single ply leather. The hold down strap is double and stitched adjustable 3/4 inch harness leather with an easily adjustable buckle. Leather is edged, hand-rubbed, treated with Neatsfoot Oil and hand-rubbed again. Ring, dees, buckles and snap are stainless steel.
How it works: This is my favorite breast collar. It will fit any size horse from a 2 year old colt to a 16+ hand ranch horse because the body of the breast collar is shorter than other breast collars on the market thereby allowing proper use of the adjustable tugs. It is available in regular smooth or roughout leather (see dropdown).
Flattening Hammer #TL6
Description: This leather Flattening Hammer has a hand braided rawhide handle that helps give you a good grip. The rawhide is beveled and rubbed with vaquero rawhide cream before shipping so it will always feel good in your hand.
How it works: This is nice for hammering your leather bleeds flat or for flattening any of your other leather pieces when needed.
Nylon Tiedown Strap #ZH
Description: This is a high quality and at the same time economical tiedown strap made of 1/4 inch solid braid nylon cord. The cord loops through the ring in the tiedown and is adjustable. The swivel snap is stainless steel. This strap is very durable and let’s you stay on budget while getting quality piece of gear!
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.