Romal Reins are an essential part of the bridle. J.M. Capriola’s carries a large variety of reins and rawhide romal reins. This pair of rawhide reins features a 60 button style. A set of 60 button reins has 20 matching round or ring buttons on each side of the reins and on the romal, totaling 60 buttons.
60 button 42″ long and available in 12, or 16 plait.
Rawhide reins are the ultimate combination of cowboy practicality and craftsmanship. Made with removable romals and always used with shanked bits, they are an integral part of traditional vaquero horsemanship. They are generally made in an 8 or 12 plait pattern, but can be made with as many as 34 plaits. Buttons are elaborate knots tied along the body of each side of the rein and on the romal in a pattern, serving both decorative and functional purposes. Buttons help keep the body of the reins out of a horse’s sweat, thereby extending the life of the reins, and to provide weight and feel for horse/rider communication. Ideally, the added weight on the reins allows for more subtle hand movements and helps facilitate the seemingly effortless teamwork of a cowboy and his finished bridle horse. Though every maker has button patterns they like to utilize, the most common are generally categorized as Oklahoma, California, and 60 button.