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.
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.
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.
Roper Breast Collar #BC3
Description: The Roper Breast Collar #BC3 has a shaped harness leather body that tapers from 2 3/4 inches to 1 3/4 inches. The body is lined with burgundy latigo leather with a sheepskin lined chafe under the center dee. Tugs are 1 inch single ply leather. The adjustable hold down strap is doubled and stitched 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. This heavy breast collar is stout and will last for years. It is available in regular smooth or roughout leather (see dropdown).
Shown in roughout leather.
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.
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.