Rope Strap #ZM
This rope strap is made of 1/2 inch latigo leather. It fits around the swell of any saddle and has a long slit to go over the saddle horn. It’s stout enough to hold your rope securely and light enough to break if you get a spur through the coils of your rope on a broncy colt; it’ll save you from being dragged.
Read my Tack Talk article “A Thin Line” for safety pointers when using leather straps.
Hand Braided Rawhide Flat Bottom Stirrups #GS1
Description: These correctly shaped steel stirrups are covered with finely hand-braided rawhide that adds a distinctive look to any saddle. Stirrups have harness leather treads and roller covers.
Sizes: These stirrups are available in the following sizes (see dropdown to order):
1 inch, 1 1/2 inch and 2 inch flat bottom (5 1/4 inch deep x 5 1/4 inch wide)
1 inch, 1 1/2 inch and 2 inch flat bottom-wide (5 3/4 inch deep x 5 3/4 inch wide). The wide size is for wider boots such as mens E width or more.
When buying stirrups it’s good to choose the width which will give space between the edge of your foot and the edge of the stirrup for easy and safe mounting and dismounting.
How they work: The weight of these steel stirrups really helps keep them in place during quick, catty moves. If you lose a stirrup it will be right there to pick up again. These stirrups are beautiful in the show ring or on the trail when matched with any of the rawhide headstalls, romals and breast collars I make.
Shown are 2 inch wide flat bottom stirrups. Those shown on the horse are 1 1/2 inch flat bottom stirrups.
Hand Braided Rawhide Oxbow Stirrups #GS2
Description: Like all the hand braided rawhide stirrups at Dennis Moreland Tack these Hand Braided Rawhide Oxbows start in the metal shop where the stirrups are shaped and a 3/8 inch stainless steel rod is welded in the top. The metal is polished and the stirrups are taken to the braiding shop for the rawhide to be hand braided on. After braiding they go to the leather shop for the skirting leather treads to be laced on and the top wear leathers to be attached. Lastly the tread and wear leathers are hand oiled to give you years of service. These are very high quality stirrups.
How they work: Correctly shaped steel stirrups covered with finely hand-braided rawhide are not only a riding aid but add a distinctive look to any saddle. Stirrups have harness leather treads and roller cover. The weight of these steel stirrups really helps keep them in place during quick, catty moves. If you lose a stirrup it will be right there to pick up again. Available in two sizes (see dropdown): 1 inch oxbow (5 3/4 inches deep x 5 1/2 inches wide) and 1 inch oxbow wide (6 1/4 inches deep x 6 inches wide). The wide size is for wider boots, such as E width or more. It’s always good to choose the width which allows space between the edge of your foot and the edge of the stirrup for safe mounting and dismounting.
Shown are 1 inch oxbow stirrups.
Slot Concho #ZJ
The one inch Slot Concho is made of stainless steel with slots cut to fit a 3/8 inch string. This is a very safe concho to use on your bridles as it is nearly impossible for it to come undone. Can be used on your chaps also. See guidelines for attaching and removing at left.
Replacement Tugs for Breast Collars #ZF
Description: These replacement tugs for breast collars are made of single ply, dense, tight-fibered racetrack harness leather. Racetrack leather is pliable yet very durable and is the best leather I can buy. The tugs have been edged, hand-rubbed, oiled with Neatsfoot Oil and rubbed again. The buckles and loops are stainless steel with leather keepers. Available in 3/4 inch and 1 inch widths (see drop down). Price listed is per pair. These will hold up and last a long time.
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.