All Dennis Moreland harness leather reins are cut in pairs from hides hand-picked from the Hermann Oak Leather Tannery in St. Louis. The quality of leather and the preciseness of the cut gives these reins very good balance. This allows your horse to feel light contact in his mouth before the rein actually gets tight.
After posting about Kat and her unique barn name, I’ve gotten several emails and messages about the cool names my followers’ horses have, and I just wanted to share some of my favorites with you!
The weekend horse is a true warrior. He may be asked to perform several times in one weekend, and at times, he may be asked to cut in less than perfect conditions. Finding individual horses that fit individual cutters is specialized work, but there are some rules that stand true in every situation. We asked World Champions and professional cutting horse trainers Casey Crouch, Corsicana, Texas, and Kobie Wood, Stephenville, Texas, what they look for when finding a weekend horse for amateur clients.
A mecate is a rein made of a single piece of rope, usually twisted horse hair or nylon (see photo). It is used on hackamores and snaffles and is attached in a specific manner to each. The knot used to attach the mecate to a hackamore is also used to adjust the size of the hackamore noseband by taking more or less wraps of the mecate around the base of the noseband just in front of the heel knot. Mecates are attached to snaffle bits with slobber straps.
One of the perks of interviewing so many people about their horses is learning about barn names, and where they came from. Many of the stories that accompany these nicknames are as unique as the names themselves.
One of the most important aids used in communication with your horse is your bridle reins. It’s nice to have reins that are hanging freely with no twists, kinks or folds at the start of each ride. Your horse will appreciate it as much as you do! This is an easy, efficient way to unbridle that leaves your bridle, including reins, ready to hang the instant you remove it from your horse. This method will keep your reins untangled and flowing smoothly so you’re always ready to ride!
Hi All! I am excited to be a part of the blog with Quarter Horse News! As the new year begins, I am excited about my new 2-year-olds coming in and the future of my now 3-year-olds. For trainers, this is a fun time of year.