Specializing in Custom Manufacturing of Hand Made, Hand Engraved Western Sterling Silver Show Bits, Spurs, and Snaffles

JT Silver
MECATES (Mane Horsehair)


All the mecates are MANE horsehair and are available (as noted below) in different PATTERNS and STYLES (4, 6 or 8 strands), DIAMETERS (1/4”, 3/8”, ½”, 9/16”, 5/8”, ¾”), and LENGTHS (22 feet, 24 feet). All are 6 strands unless indicated otherwise. Four strands do not have a core.

Click on “Horsehair - Mecates” (main category tab to the left) to see the patterns which are grouped in the following sub categories:

  • 3 or 4 blocks of colors (Deluxe)
  • 4 strands (w/o a core)
  • 8 strands
  • Barber Pole (striped)
  • Solid Color (all one color)
  • with 8-10" Tassel
  • with Color (red, turquoise blue, purple, forest green)
  • with Specks (Flex/checks)

You may also use the upper right hand corner SEARCH BOX to find patterns or colors you are looking for by typing in key word and/or numbers. For example gray mecate, mecate 5/8" or Pattern V5

All the patterns under Horsehair - Mecates are also available for get down ropes, split reins & roping reins.

The Special mecates have at least 2 strands of white, tan, or gray.