What Makes Our Handling & Training Gear So Practical?
At the core of our products and philosophy at Angus Barrett Saddlery is the notion that all of our designs are first and foremost practical. Our customers rely on a product that will work, that is functional and well thought out. Our customers test our products on a daily basis. Our products are not just for show or as a 'feel good', but as a very real practical application.
'Designed to work. Made to Last'. This is not just our tagline, it is what we do; its what our products do.
There is no other product range more relevant to this philosophy, than our handling & training gear range. Every product in this range has been designed to withstand seriously demanding applications. For that reason we only use the toughest of materials and we focus on making sure that the design compliments and enhances the materials. Every stitch is thought out. Holes are double stitched, buckles are reinforced, webbing is partnered with leather and vice versa.
In the last couple of years, we have spent a considerable amount of time working on our leather selection for the handling and training gear. At a tradeshow in Europe, Angus discovered a German harness leather that is chrome tanned specifically to help the leather endure tough environments. In fact, this particular leather is tanned for cowbells, as they hang and drag through the cold and wet European Winters and mountain ranges. Equally it will withstand heat and dry environments. This leather has been incorporated into the handling and training range and Angus is very excited as he believes we are now producing our most durable and practical products to date.
Rope Halters are Australian made using 8mm double braided yachting rope which we guarantee that your horse won't break and that they won't rot. One size only (will fit an average sized head, from a yearling through to a stallion.
Handling Halters are made from Australian-made 6mm double-braided yachting rope. The halter features two extra knots on either side of the nose bone, which combined with the narrowness of the rope, allows you to apply assertiveness if required. One size only (will fit an average sized head, from a yearling through to a stallion.
Tie-Up Halters are made from Australian made webbing which is produced to Angus' design and specification. The wear points are reinforced with a first-grade chrome-tanned harness leather. The halter is fully stitched around the holes for extra strength and features one fixed rigging point made from a solid, stainless steel welded D ring. The D ring may bend but it won't break. Leather pads on the poll strap and nose band distribute pressure and prevent rubbing. The halter is adjustable on both sides so that the leather pad on the poll strap remains centered on the poll, ensuring that it fits correctly behind the ears on the pressure point of the poll.
There are two buckles on the nose band so that the rigging point always remains centered and the pressure is dispersed evenly on different size horses, from a young horse through to a stallion.
Leather Neck Tie
The Angus Barrett Saddlery Leather Neck Tie is designed to distribute pressure across a horse's neck, in cases where it pulls back.It can be used as a collar to help prevent injury to young horses when teaching them to tie up or as a stallion collar, to increase the strength of a normal halter and to help keep your stallion secure.
It features a welded stainless steel D ring and a buckle unique to Angus Barrett Saddlery, specifically designed to take a heavy load with its 7mm pin and full roller. There are 7 holes for amble adjustment.The leather neck tie is made from heavy duty, chrome-tanned leather which is fully stitched around the perimeter as well as around each hole for added strength. Its easy to use and a very valuable piece of gear for any horse handler or trainer.
Webbing Neck Tie
The Webbing Neck Tie is made using Australian made 50mm webbing which is produced to Angus' design and specification. The neck tie has a welded, stainless steel D ring at each end, which is sewn with three layers of webbing stitched four times, with a very specific heavy-weight thread.
The Angus Barrett Saddlery Knee Hobbles are an innovative design which is based on a quick release concept and does not require the use of any buckles or hardware. These knee hobbles can be configured as a figure of 8 or as per the example below; either way is equally effective.
Our knee hobbles can also be fitted to the horse's knees or pasterns. The hobbles have three different size adjustments (with the interlocking 'key' design) and both loops can be adjusted separately (i.e. you can have one tighter than the other). We have used two layers of our 5mm heavy duty chrome harness leather for this product and stitched the perimeter, along the centre, and around the holes.
Our Serving Hobbles are designed to protect the stallion and the handler, in case the mare kicks, without making the mare unstable. The Serving Hobbles are specifically designed to create a safer working environment for handlers and horses alike.
Two points of adjustment, one around the neck and another under the chest, help ensure a correct fit. The buckles used on the Serving Hobbles are unique to Angus Barrett Saddlery.
The collar buckle features a stainless steel 7mm pin for added strength under pressure and a solid roller to reduce the risk of the buckle jamming in the event of a required release.
The sliding buckle on the chest piece is solid stainless steel and has a specially added plate to ensure it locks correctly when pressure is added. To maximise their strength and durability we make our serving hobbles from a combination of Australian made webbing and 16mm double braided yachting rope. Heavy duty, chrome-tanned harness leather is then double stitched for reinforcement around the buckle holes along the collar.
For the fetlock straps, we use a heavy harness leather that retains its strength, but becomes supple with use to reduce rubbing.
The Collar Strap is designed for situations where the hindquarters of a horse need to be restrained or the leg lifted for the horse's own well-being and for the safety of its handlers and other horses in its proximity (for example, when shoeing or when a horse requires veterinary treatment).
Made from a combination of two webbings, both made in Australia to our specifications. We then add a heavy duty, chrome-tanned leather on the collar strap to reinforce the holes.
There are two points of adjustment. The collar buckle features a stainless steel 7mm pin for added strength under pressure and a solid roller to reduce the risk of the buckle jamming in the event of a required release. The sliding buckle is solid stainless steel and has a specially added plate to ensure it locks correctly when pressure is added.
We recommend the use of our pure wool Fetlock Strap in conjunction with our Collar Strap, to help prevent any rubbing on the fetlock. The Fetlock Strap is sold separately.
If you're headed to the Nutrien Equine Classic, don't forget your training and handling gear. All of Angus Barrett Saddlery gear is designed to work and made to last and if you are not completely satisfied, please get in touch and we'll work with you to find a solution that is right for you.
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