Born and raised in Santa Barbara County California, working and living among cowboys, vaqueros and buckaroos, I learned the art of rawhide braiding. They all need and use good horses and good gear. Gear made to be used, durable, long lasting and a good fit. THIS IS MY GOAL. All my bosals, hackamores and reins have rawhide cores. I make all my own strings. I purchase fresh hides from a nearby slaughter house and after the hide has been cleaned, stretched and cured on the stretch frame, I cut the hide into one long one inch strip and remove the hair manually with my pocket knife. I do not use any chemicals to remove the hair from the hide. This leaves the tallow and natural oils in the hide and keeps my product soft and pliable, guarantees a good fit and is long lasting. This is a long and timely process but is well worth the effort. Please feel free to contact me with questions and pricing. I welcome custom orders. See Slideshow below.