Scratch Awl #TL3
The Scratch Awl is made with a hand braided rawhide covered handle to give you a good grip and feel good on your hands as you work. This awl is a sharp pointed tool useful for drawing patterns on the leather or a straight line to square a hide. It’s also real useful to mark places to punch holes in leather.
No Buckle Hobble with Chain Center #H3C
Description: This No Buckle Hobble has an easy “on/off latch” that makes this a snap to take on and off the fetlocks. It is made of 1 3/4 inch doubled and stitched latigo leather with a chain link in the center to make it more flexible than the #H3L No Buckle Hobble. This should only be used on horses that are completely hobble broke.
Visit “Hobble Along” to read my Tack Talk article on proper and safe use hobbles.
For use only on horses that are hobble broke.
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!
Shaped Breast Collar #BC2
Description: This Shaped Breast Collar is made of harness leather. The body pieces are lined with burgundy latigo leather. They taper from 1 3/4 inches at center, to 1 1/4 inches at the Dees. This taper gives it its great-fitting shape. The leather below the center dee is lined with sheepskin. Each tug is made of 3/4 inch single ply leather and has 8 adjustment holes. The hold down strap is doubled and stitched 3/4 inch harness leather with an easily adjustable snap and buckle. The leather is hand edged and rubbed, treated with Neatsfoot Oil, and hand-rubbed again. The ring, dees, roller buckles and snap are all stainless steel.
How it works: This is my favorite breast collar. Firstly, it adjusts to fit almost any sized horse. For instance, it will fit a 2 year old colt as well as it fits a 16+ hand ranch horse. Secondly, the body pieces on this breast collar are shorter than other breast collars on the market. This allows you to use the tugs for adjustment, like they should be used. In addition, the shaped form fits a horse beautifully.
This breast collar is available in your choice of smooth or roughout leather (see dropdown).
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.
Vaquero Rawhide Cream #ZK
Vaquero rawhide cream is a fine rawhide dressing. We use it right here in the shop to condition the rawhide as we braid it. Rawhide dries during the braiding process and this cream is essential to keep the rawhide in perfect condition for braiding. It’s a good idea to use it to recondition your rawhide every 6-12 months. It’s easy to use! Simply apply a coat of the cream, rub it in, hang it up for several hours to soak in and then ride!
Vaquero Rawhide Cream is applied to all rawhide products before they are shipped to you. Use it to clean, soften and preserve all of your rawhide.