Californio Rawhide began as a passion to enjoy and appreciate the best quality horses and horse equipment to use and ride in. Gear that I feel proud of when I go out to a roping or for a trail ride with friends. There is something to be said about honor, tradition and being proud of going out and riding a nice horse in fine quality gear. Unfortunately, these days there seems to be more focus on quantity and less focus on quality in the world. Too many high priced products are made with poor quality material. I proudly offer some of the finest quality Romel reins, hackamores, and horse hair equipment that is strong enough and classy enough for a working Buckaroo - or someone who wants to look good going down the fence at the Snaffle Bit Futurity. My hackamores and romels are made out of rawhide that is hand picked. All the strings, have been cut from those hides and the gear is handmade. I understand that many people who use more traditional gear are working cowboys and trainers who spend many hours in the saddle riding every day. I am sure that you will find that Californio Rawhide gear will function correctly, and continue to be something that one day you will proudly be able to pass down to your children and grandchildren after using and enjoying it for many years yourself.