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May. 27, 2012, 05:58 PM
Our IAHC May Newsletter is now available on our website. This month features a short Part 1 introduction to the Theodore attachment, Early California Vaquero style, to the hackamore. Upcoming Part 2 will illustrate how to tie the special knots to create this feature to your hackamore.

www.insallah.org scroll down and click on File Room for link to .pdf document.

This newsletter can be found for perusal and downloading a copy for your files for future reference in your files. This is a .pdf document. This month's pictures have made the document rather large in size, so please leave time for downloading.

Lorry Wagner, Newsletter Editor
Insallah Arabian Horse Club

May. 27, 2012, 07:26 PM
FWIW, there is a very common mis-translation in the Vaquero world- the 'theodore' is originally from 'Fiador'.

A similar mis-translation has been Mecate, called a McCarty.

Both mis-translations are so commonly used that their use is now pretty much considered correct; ie nobody is going to say "that's wrong" if you call a mecate a McCarty, or a Fiador a Theodore.

Thanks for the reference, Lorry.
I have a really old, but well made hackamore in my tack room with a nice kangaroo/rawhide bosal, a harness-leather browband hanger and a cord fiador. They are really uncommon around here (Eastern Oregon), you pretty much just see a bosal with a latigo hanger and a mane-hair mecate.

May. 27, 2012, 11:57 PM
I was wondering what a Theodore was.:lol:
I was guessing some kind of extra string to tie the nose of the bosal up?:confused:

A fiador, of course.:)