Our braiders buy fresh wet hides from local markets. They stretch and de-hair, never using harsh or strong chemicals.
After the proper curing time they hand split the rawhide into string and bevel if necessary. Our standard romals are offered in 8, 12, 18, 22, 30, 32, & 36 plait. Our SANTA YNEZ romals are offered in 54 plait (triples), and 64 plait (quads).
This beautiful pair of Santa Ynez romel reins is 54 plait, 110″. Accented with buttons and knots, and black accents. The rein without the romel from loop end to end of the connectors measure approximately 58″. The Santa Ynez style is a variation of the traditional style of romel reins, where the 54 plait strands are split into three strands on each rein. Also available in 84″ to be used with rein chains. These are also made with red and black accents but sold out in the 110″ length. Please email us to check stock for you. We will be happy to email you photos and details.
We offer many button patterns including 60 button, California, Oklahoma, George Moore and other patterns borrowed from the great California braider, LOUIS ORTEGA. Our romals are used by cowboys & cowgirls, buckaroos & buckerettes, world champions, and hall of famers. Our romals are good for the show ring or every day use.