Nylon "Roper" Rein
Nylon roper reins are made from ½" or 7/16" nylon double braid marine grade rope. Some people prefer polyester rope for reins. I don't. This nylon is super soft and will "fuzz" up with use, making it even softer on your hands. It's weighty and has a lot of "life" in it that poly rope usually doesn't have.
This is the same high quality rope that I use in my lead ropes and other products. These rope reins come nine, ten or eleven feet long with brass or steel (you choose) scissor snaps on each end to connect to the bit. I use a harness leather (russet) or latigo (black and burgundy) tab to connect the snap to the rope. Reins measure from the tip of one snap to the tip of the opposite snap. Please make sure you are ordering the correct length!
All reins are also available in white with a blue tracer double braid nylon rope....the same high quality rope as used in all my products. I use white nylon to stitch the tabs on white/blue tracer rope because it looks great!
All continuous reins can be custom made to suit your needs...just add any length to your cart and then use the comment box provided during checkout to ask for something different.
Nylon Roper Reins
CONTINUOUS NYLON "ROPER" REIN FOR SMALLER HANDS
I get so many requests for the smaller diameter (7/16") rope that it seems only natural to include them in the continuous reins.
9' - 11" X7/16" Roper Rein $27.00
A style of continuous reins being offered by demand. Gone are the tabs that some folks find cumbersome. The snaps are spliced directly onto the rope, double sewn to last and give a firmer connection. These are made from both ½" & 7'16" rope. Reins measure from the tip of one snap to the tip of the opposite snap. Please make sure you are ordering the correct length!
All continuos reins can be custom made to suit your needs...just add any length to your cart and then use the comment box provided during checkout to ask for something different.
Tab Roper Rein 9' -11' X 1/2" $32.50
No Tab Roper Rein 9' - 11' X 7/16" (for smaller hands) $31.00
No Frills Mecate
Here's a no frills mecate rein for those of you who just aren't into the tassel. Double popper ends with the "business end" weighted with a back splice and the other left soft and supple for attaching to a bosal, rope halter or slobber straps. Great value for budget minded people at $37.00 each! Made from double braid nylon marine rope, the same quality rope used in all my products. Available in both 1/2" and 7/16" diameter rope.
22' X 1/2" No Frills Mecate Rein $37.00
I've had so many requests for a short rein that can be used with slobber straps that I decided it was worth offering them up. Tied like you would a mecate on slobber straps but the same on both sides without the extra for a lead rope. They are a continuous rein, finished with a popper on each end. It takes about 1' (give or take) of rope each side to tie them onto the slobber straps. In the picture below, the rein is shown tied to a medium size slobber strap (about 6" long when folded in half) so you will need to decide how long your rein should be. 11'-12' is a good length to leave you with 9½' - 10½' continuous rein that can be adjusted (shortened)depending on how they are tied to the slobber straps. These are made from the same marine nylon rope as all my products and are available in both 1/2" and 7/16" diameter rope.
NOTE: Headstall & slobber straps sold separately.
Sport Rein $20.00
Mane Hair Mecates
Traditional mane hair mecates provide a true feel to the horse for training. Mane hair mecate reins are hand made from real horse hair. These mecates can be used with a bosal or headstall and slobber straps.
100% Mane Hair Mecates Softer feel in your hands. Made from 100% pure mane hair by Jose Ortiz. Hand twisted and then braided into 5/8" rope, they are 22' long. Exceptional quality. Leather popper on one end, turks head braided into horse hair on the other.
Mane hair mecates can be purchased from Hitching Post Supply.
I have opted out of carrying them this year for inventory purposes. The folks at Hitching Post Supply are awesome to do business with and carry the same 5/8" Jose Ortiz mecates. Give them a call if you want a particluar color combo and see what they can do. Tell them Mary from NHS recommends them.
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Updated Sept. 2012