Halloween is around the corner...yes I know time flies!!!! I am sure kids everywhere are making that tough decision.....
What to be for Halloween.....a super hero, princess, cowboy, cowgirl, and the list goes on!!!
I am sure many of you would have chosen a cowgirl!
But what about the true cowgirls of the 1800's. Most women in the 1800's learned to ride out of necessity from helping on the ranch or they would practice their skills out on the range. From a very early age women could stay in the saddle, break a bronc and rope a steer.
These top notch 4th generation Mecate Makers from the Idaho Owyhee desert have kept the family art of Mecate making going by making these traditional type Mecates with a little twist, Sheekaroo colors. They make all of their Mecates by hand from horse mane hair only, and do not believe in using cores of any kind in the center. They stay with their Grandmother's traditions from the early 1900's. All of their ropes are one of a kind, no two are exactly alike. They believe horse mane is the best for their ropes because it is soft, and easy to work with. No two mecates will be exactly alike so we come as close to these color combinations as possible.
Mecates have evolved to be a popular piece of horse gear and an art form for cowboys and buckaroos all over the world, especially in the Great Basin. Mecates are used for lead ropes or tie ropes or some call them get down lines, snaffle bit reins and leads, two-reins, or bosals/hackamore reins. Many people collect them to look at, or use them as home decoration.
Color-Sorrel with Bright Turquoise Sheekaroo. Need more lead time on these and remember there are no two exactly alike.
Once you use this leather horse tack you will use no other! The Buckaroo Ultimate sidepull Headstall is just that- THE BEST. Made from the finest Hermann Oak Harness leather with Leopard print cowhide overlay or Black Latigo with Zebra print cowhide overlay for a smooth, rich, "broke in" feel. This Buckaroo Headstall is double and sewn with a soft chap padded lining on the noseband and crown over poll, and oiled for that soft supple feel. This Headstall is a SidePull style with a width of 5/8", available in Sm. Horse/Cob/Pony, Regular Horse size and Large Horse/Mule and Draft Horse size. This Headstall has a 1" wide leather noseband and has Nickle hardware. Standard with buckles on both cheeks for easy adjustment. Pictured without a throat latch for the rider who wants it simple and light weight. You can choose to add a throat latch for extra safety on the trail or performance riding. This Quality Buckaroo Ultimate Headstall is for the western or english rider who wants a quality performing leather tack with that Sheekaroo look that will turn heads in the arena and make the other horses jealous. Buckaroo adds a Jowel strap for extra stability.. Thanks to Farah DeJohnette at fdhorsetraining.com for her input in the design and development of these beautiful sidepulls. See her awesome videos on fit and communication above in our video files...