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post #1 of 32 Old 01-13-2012, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Show off your mecate reins!

Ok everyone, lets see your mecate reins! I'll start off:
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Sorry about my sisters mouth being in this one lol but here is a close up of the PERSONALIZED (to match his breast collar) slobber straps!

One more for the heck of it

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post #2 of 32 Old 01-13-2012, 04:59 PM
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I like the color of the reins

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post #3 of 32 Old 01-13-2012, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you! Blue is his color (:
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post #4 of 32 Old 01-13-2012, 05:13 PM
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Pretty! Looks great! I'd post in the tack section as well, if you haven't already!
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post #5 of 32 Old 01-13-2012, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Ok! Great idea! I'm so happy with my purchase! I'll post a link to the website.
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post #6 of 32 Old 01-13-2012, 06:05 PM
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Here's mine, no bling for me lol!

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post #7 of 32 Old 01-13-2012, 06:37 PM
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I don't use them because....the original mecates were braided horse hair, very light. The horse carries twice the weight on his bit on one side because of the get down line. With horse hair this was insignificant. With the yacht reins, I feel it makes quite a difference. Too much for my liking.
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post #8 of 32 Old 01-13-2012, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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I'm a teenage girl...Bling is to be expected (; I love your horse's bit though!
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post #9 of 32 Old 01-13-2012, 07:01 PM
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Yeah the guys would never let met live it down if I had that lol! The bit is just a Weaver brand with brass buttons on it.

You can't see it but I've got a double overhand stopper knot on the off side slobber, it adds a little more weight to offset the get-down rope and also allows the rein to swivel. There's supposed to be some weight there to signal the horse. You see how long my slobbers are, that's to give the horse more feel for the change in balance before direct contact/pull is applied. It's design is to mimic the weight and balance of romel reins with chains.

The use of horse hair rope is taken from the hackamore and applied to the snaffle. A six strand with a core mane hair mecate isn't really all that light and anyway it's tied on top of the heel knot of the bosal for added weight, it was not meant to be light.

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post #10 of 32 Old 01-13-2012, 08:06 PM
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Wow they are really cool! You wouldn't catch me with them though ;) But they are so awesome!Nice colors as well :P

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