Dotted Harness Slobber Straps
These flashy one piece slobber straps from Andrea Equine are a must-have in your tack room. Adorned with stainless steel spots and made of our signature butter soft harness leather, they have a classic natural harness finish that's sure to match your favorite Andrea Equine tack. Use our slobber straps to connect Andrea Equine loop or mecate reins to the bit. Unlike many other brands, our straps are thick and heavy like the clinician's, which allow them to work properly.
Slobber straps are an amazing and essential tool for refining and softening a horse. They act as a sort of hinge, allowing you to release pressure quicker and pick up softer. They essentially transfer the energy from the rider, to the reins, to the bit, to the mouth, and then to the brain quicker and more efficiently. When you pick up on the reins, the horse will feel a change and know that a cue is coming. The slobber strap, being wider, makes more resistance to the metal ring on the bit, so when the rider picks up the rein, the horse feels a bit more vibration through the bit. And when you drop the reins, or release the pressure, the added weight of the slobber strap makes the rein side and fall immediately back into the "neutral" position, so the horse gets a very noticeable and immediate release. This is a key tool that Andrea uses to get a horse feather soft and light.
- Signature thick Andrea Equine harness leather, butter soft and durable
- Simple one-piece design
- Stainless steel spots
- Classic border stitching