Mecates are the traditional reins that make up a hackamore, together with a rawhide bosal as the headpiece.
Horsehair mecates have a very specific weight and feel that assist with creating very soft and subtle signals to the horse. They are long lasting and durable. A new mecate can be prickly to touch but within a short time of use they become supple and smooth. The diameter size of the mecate should match the diameter of the bosal to create the best fit.
We stock mohair meactes from time to time and by special request. Mohair is softer than horsehair and some riders prefer the feel of a mohair mecate. Our mohair mecates come in a range of natural colours.
We also stock mecates made from 14mm double braided polyester rope. Our rope mecates are UV Resistant, fully washable, soft and durable, colour fast and ‘designed to drag through Australian Dirt’.
Our Horsehair Mecates are $263, Mohair Mecates are $320 and Rope Mecates are $85
If you are looking for a colour or mecate size not currently in stock, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can place your request on our next order (we order from our supplier the US 3-4 times per year)