Our bosals or hackamores are made from
the finest quality rawhide and leather. We pride ourselves in
never cutting corners in any area of design or workmanship. We
use three basic descriptions to describe these bosals/hackamores:
working, fancy and collector sets.
A working bosal or hackamore has larger
strings in the nose button and heel knot which takes less time
to braid, therefore they are less expensive. The inner core and
groundwork are the same as other bosals. While I instruct a braiding
student as he/she makes a bosal, I braid one at the same time
to demonstrate each step so I do not need to pick up or interrupt
the students work. Therefore, I can offer these bosals for sale.
I typically make them in 5/8" diameter solid latigo or 1/2"
diameter solid roo. Added is a nice simple headstall with a mane
hair mecate. The details for each set are on the individual web
Fancy sets are used in the show arena,
used daily, and many times end up on the wall in the living room.
The fancy bosal sets I offer are again bosals I have braided
while with students. More advanced students often choose to make
these bosals which gives them an opportunity to add color in
a balanced pattern and teaches skills necessary to make a pattern
smooth and more.