Manolo Mendez

Cavessons for Sale

The Original Manolo Mendez Cavesson

AVAILABLE IN BLACK or BROWN. The cavessons we have crafted in Spain for our clients are designed after Manolo’s own cavesson, one he had a leather craftsman in Andalusia create for for him decades ago.

In his youth, Manolo used a traditional serrata design ant re-engineered it to be much lighter and comfortable for the horse.

Importantly, because many students are new to this work, the cavesson we sell is smooth. The nose piece is non serrated and adjusted by hand prior to shipping to Manolo’s exact specifications. Too many cavessons are too narrow and thus very uncomfortable for horses. For this reason we also do not use felt but line our cavesson with thick leather and wrap it with another layer of leather to ensure maximum comfort.

To PURCHASE a Manolo Mendez original cavesson please email Kate ( and indicate the color you desire: Black  or Brown (featured) and the size you want:

MEDIUM: fits a cob or refined arab head.
REGULAR: fits a regular TB size head to a warmblood and larger horse                                                                                                                                                                   X-LARGE: (special order) for Percheron, Draught horses, etc..

USA and International: $180 USD + shipping. Please be aware your country may charge custom taxes.
AUSTRALIA + NEW ZEALAND:  $200 $AUD plus shipping from Melbourne

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2017  Testimonial from Caroline MK:  “My cavesson was waiting in my mail box on Christmas day. I can honestly say that it is one of the highest quality pieces of equipment I have ever purchased. My mare is already lunging better.”

2017 Testimonial from Kimry J: “I received mine just over a month ago and am very impressed with the fit and the way it works. It is not like any tool I have used before, I love how the horse can be “led” around the circle while lunging or during ground work. At least that’s how it feels to me. I’m so glad I got mine, it is made really well and of nice leather.”

Testimonial from Belinda Simons 12/21/2014

I just need to say how absolutely thrilled I am with the cavesson and the quality of it, and for your communication and helpfulness.  And the prompt delivery. The “model”- one of my 9 yo Arabian stallions as yet unridden – has shown no resistance at all.  I think it is the perfect fit, there is allowance for ‘yawn’ room which he previously had a huge issue with, has not tossed his head at all and is working very kindly and well.  Even my other stallion (a totally different shaped head, also 9 yo and unridden) is working kindly and well with no issues whatsoever, and he is inclined to be a little impulsive and impetuous.  The balance of the cavesson is unbelievably good. I am really looking forward to Manolo’s clinic in Christchurch this January.  Particularly any in-hand work. Thank you again.