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What is a Headstall bridle?

A headstall is the portion of the bridle that goes around a horse’s head and fastens to the bit, attaching to the reins and a strap (if you use one). This is a crucial piece of equipment, as it helps you quickly and effectively communicate with your horse while riding.

What is a Bosalita?

Product Information. This Bosalita is a Rawhide braided Bosal 1/4″ with latigo leather tie. Bosals are the nosepiece part of a hackamore outfit, but the terms are often used interchangeably.

What are mecate reins used for?

The mecate (/məˈkɑːtiː/ or less anglicized /məˈkɑːteɪ/; Spanish pronunciation: [meˈkate]) is the rein system of the bosal style hackamore used to train young horses. It is a long rope, traditionally of horsehair, approximately 20–25 feet long and up to about 3/4 inch in diameter.

What is the difference between a bridle and Headstall?

As nouns the difference between bridle and headstall is that bridle is the headgear with which a horse is directed and which carries a bit and reins while headstall is the part of a bridle that fits over a horse’s head and supports other elements.

What is a get down rope?

These ropes are used in place of the reins to lead your horse. Secured around your horse’s neck with a bowline knot and tied to your saddle or tucked into your back pocket.

Is a hackamore good for horses?

A mechanical hackamore is not recommended for training a horse. The action is too severe, inaccurate and the horse must understand how to neck rein and halt on a loose rein with a light touch. It is very difficult to teach a horse to bend or flex because it is not possible to direct rein with a mechanical hackamore.

Why are mecate reins so long?

Most mecate reins measure about 20 to 25 feet long. About 8 to 10 feet are used to create the reins with the bosal. The remaining 10 to 15 feet are used as the lead rope. Because the reins are a single, long rope, it enables riders to customize the fit to their horse and their training purposes.

What does mecate mean in English?

1 West : a rope usually of horsehair that is used for leading or tying or as hackamore reins. 2 : an old unit of land area formerly used in the Yucatan region equal to about 400 square meters or ¹/₁₀ acre.