#2 Jerry Arbiter

#2 Jerry Arbiter

Jerry Arbiter-

Jerry Arbiter spent more than 38 years as an aviator. His career included 20 years as naval aviator flying single seat jet aircraft from US Navy aircraft carriers. His military service included flying more than 200 combat missions from the USS Oriskany in Vietnam and more than 900 carrier landings. Nowadays he’d rather be in the saddle on a good horse than in the cockpit of an aircraft…


After obtaining a copy of Bruce Grant’s book on making horse gear in 1968, Jerry dabbled in braiding, making a few scruffy projects. In 2010 Jerry began braiding in earnest, making reatas, reins, hackamores, bosals, quirts, rein chains and the like. He processes his own hides and strives for continuous improvement. He gives credit to other braiders and friends including Doug Groves, Kirby Orme and Mike Skinner who’ve generously shared their braiding knowledge.


The piece displayed here includes a set of 8 plait, St Ynez style rawhide reins, with a 12 plait romal, and rein chains.  The reins and romal are constructed with rawhide cores.

42″ Rein


Winning Bid: $1,200.00

Item condition: New

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