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    04-06-2010, 05:59 PM
Sport/Mecate Reins

I have a 12' lead that I tie to my horse's rope halter to create a hackamore, since his bridle is WAY too small. He seems to be very responsive to it, but I would like to get back to using a bridle eventually. My horse Scotch is quite large, and many of the English reins are too short for him--I love the feel of my marine rope lead when it is used as reins. It is a great length for him and still allows for some play room. Is there a way I can convert my lead into a sport rein with leather slobber straps to attach to a headstall? How would I connect them, if this is possible? Or should I try to buy reins already created for this purpose? Thanks!
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    04-06-2010, 06:52 PM
There isn't really a way to make your lead into mecate/sport reins. You can go to and look at their hackamores and bridles to get an idea of what it looks like and what the setup is.
    04-08-2010, 09:08 PM
Yes you can make your marine rope into mecate reins. I am assuming that your marine rope is the same as my yacht rope. Yacht rope makes a very good McCarty. A McCarty works best with a bosal hackamore or a snaffle bit with rings of around 3 inches. It is a little hard for me to tell you how to tie your McCarty to slobber straps but there is a pretty good description here.
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They will want to sell you a McCarty with a tassel and popper- you really don't really need them for training. They do class up your act if you are going to show the horse however.

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