Dennis Moreland’s California Martingale is made entirely of 1/4 inch solid braid nylon cord. The rein rings attached to the adjustable neck strap and the cinch snap are stainless steel. The rein rings are tied on the neck strap with bowline knots. This makes it easy to change their position higher and lower on the neck strap for different horses or different levels of training as desired. The neck strap and the cord running to the cinch are also adjustable. Simply let out or take up cord and re-tie the overhand knot.
Unlike a running martingale, the rings on the California Martingale are tied on the neck strap and lay right on the neck. This is a great aid to use on horses that want to drop their shoulders.