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post #1 of 17 Old 06-13-2012, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Aauggghhh. Too many choices

Good evening..

I am overwhelmed and can't make a decision. My trainer and I picked out Sam's bit that I will use for general riding and trails. It has Texas stars and is antiqued

I am now trying to find him a headstall. Omg.


I don't want something too blingy right away. I want SOME bling but not much. Stars would be nice. I'm not a huge bling girl but also it will be used for indoor and outdoor ring training and travel to trails. Ihe doesn't have much of a forelock so I like the idea of a futurity knot or a v. The large brow bands Are nice but I wonder if it is practical for weekday practices in 90+ degree heat. Sweaty!

I love the look of the braided leather

I am over guessing how much his headstall will clash with his saddle. I have a reddish saddle that is heavily tooled in acorns and oak leafs. I found a similar headstall for omg $129. Without reins.

I also do not like the light yellowish leather. Prefer the medium to dark oil but some pics only show light.

Will we look off if the headstall is very different? My breast collar matches the saddle.

Its overwhelming. I was hoping to place the order tonight but no way.

Why did you choose your headstall? Does it match your saddle? Eventually I will probably buy another bit and a cheaper working headstall for the dusty indoor arena and outdoor ring.

Sigh. Time for bed. I'll try to post pics of where I am leaning.

Ps - if the ad lists "inc 5/8" x 7' reins" is it safe to say they are split reins? I don't want to buy a single rein package.
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post #2 of 17 Old 06-13-2012, 11:49 PM
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Is this headstall too dark?
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post #3 of 17 Old 06-14-2012, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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No. That is not bad. It's dark red opposed to deep brown or black. And, I happen to have another website to peruse! I haven't seen this one yet. Thank you !!
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You're welcome :)

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Oh I like the last one! Very plain though, I'm not much of a sparkle girl lol

What does your saddle look like? That would help to know lol

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I love the last one you posted! LOVE that brow band!
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post #8 of 17 Old 06-14-2012, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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My saddle looks exactly like the last one. Even color. I should buy that one it's a perfect match. And priced good.

Looking at SAMs photo do you really think the last one will compliment him?
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Do you know what kind of 'connectors' you prefer?
For instance, I really hate chicago screws (I always drop them and you have to take gloves off to mess with them), but most headstalls seem to have chicago screws, so that narrows down what headstalls I'd look at. I prefer ones that have leather ties. I haven't owned one with clips long enough to know if those hold up well, but my 'training' headstall has clips, as that's easiest for changing out bits. I have a feeling the clips will wear out at some point though.



ETA, I love that last one, and would get one for myself, if it weren't for the Chicago screws :\

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I think so! He'd look very smart in a thick browband :)

You can change out the conchos too :)

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