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.
Osborne Revolving Leather Hole Punch #TL1
The Osborne revolving hole punch is the highest quality hole punch available on the market. The tubes are size 1 through 6. All parts are replaceable. Call Dennis for details and prices on replacement parts (817-312-5305).
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.
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!
1 3/4″ Hobble #H2
Description: This figure 8 hobble with stainless steel squares is made of 1 3/4 inch doubled and stitched burgundy latigo leather. Squares are premium handmade stainless steel with smooth edges. This stout hobble is an extra wide 1 3/4″ to help protect the horse’s legs.
How it works: Hobbles are a very good tool for teaching patience, trust in the handler, and responding to pressure so the release is received. Many a horse has been saved from severe injury when caught in wire because it was hobble trained. A horseman teaches his horse to accept hobbles and sidelines so she/he won’t ever have to tie or ground tie a horse and take a chance on him ruining his tender mouth with a jerk from a stepped on or tied rein. Investing in hobbles and their training can have a big pay-back.
Visit “Hobble Along” to read my Tack Talk article on proper and safe use of hobbles.
The first time you use the hobbles on your colt or horse, or while training the horse to accept hobbles, use a wide open sandy area. Do not put hobbles on in a confined space until they accept them easily and well. If you are not familiar with the use of hobbles seek help from a professional who is experienced with their use.
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 will hold up to years of hard use.