Braided Nylon Mecate
Rawhide Button with horse hair tassel on one end, Latigo Popper on the other end. 5/8″ x 22′.
Mecates are one-piece reins used on snaffle bit or hackamore outfit, with enough length (usually 22 feet) for a loop rein and get-down rope. Mecates are made with various materials in different diameters, all of which offer differing weight and feel, with smaller diameter mecates being used mainly on more advanced horses. Mecates made of horsehair are generally a little lighter and naturally more delicate, while mohair or nylon are a heavier, more durable option for working situations. With a hackamore, the mecate diameter should correspond with the diameter of the bosal.