Holding and Tying Mecate Reins Are you using your mecate reins properly? Brad shows you the basics. By H&R Editors | March 15, 2021 | 1 minute read Watch now! In the cow horse, you’ll see riders use mecate reins often. Brad breaks down the basics of how to tie mecate reins and hold them so you can be successful while working your horse. To watch click here. What did you think of this article? Submit Rating Thank you for your feedback!