The rawhide nose is made of a nylon core covered in beautiful hand braided rawhide. At 5 inches in width between the cheeks the 3/8 inch hackamore is 10 1/2 inches in length from top to bottom and the 1/4 inch hackamore is 12 inches in length from top to bottom. Besides being very eye-catching the rawhide helps to give this hackamore a little stronger signal and will keep the hackamore rounded across the nose. The weight of the heel knot gives you very smooth and quick release when the rein pressure is released thereby rewarding the horse instantly for a proper response. This is a very good hackamore for starting colts, moving up from a rope hackamore when a stronger signal is needed and loping your show horse.This Texas Style 5 plait hackamore rein is made of very tightly braided, 1/4 inch, solid braid nylon rope. It’s 16 feet long with rawhide ring knots at each end. This rope has been heavily waxed to give it more body and stiffness. This is the ideal rein for the horseman who wants a thicker rein in his or her hand with virtually no stretch.