Bridal/ Headstall Hunt

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    05-17-2008, 07:34 PM
Bridal/ Headstall Hunt

Currently, I ride with a totally open throatlatch, no browband, no nose or chin bands. It has no slits or loops for his ears, it's simply a length of leather that goes from the bit to the back of his head and back to the bit, with a tightening buckle on the right cheek and chicago screws. He likes the openness a lot, and doesn't have a problem with slippage.

The problem I'm running into is finding another. I'm not sure if I don't know the proper name, or it's just a very rare tack item. The one I have is an untooled double thick stitched harness leather. I don't know the maker, as it has no marks on it and I bought it out of the sale bin.

Anyone know the proper name, or where I can look to get a backup? I would also be willing to do a browband, but would rather not do a throatlatch...he doesn't particularly like them.
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    05-17-2008, 07:43 PM
Closest thing I could find would be something like this...I suppose you could remove the earpiece. I mean, really, you could strip just about ANY bridle down to just what you want anyway:P
    05-17-2008, 08:39 PM
Yeah, I've seen a TON of headstalls w/o the throatlatch, so you could easily just remove the Browband or Ear Piece.

In the English world, there is a bradoon hanger that you use to convert a snaffle bridle into a double bridle (for use with 2 bits). Here's an example:

But it will have English hardware, not chicago screws.
    05-17-2008, 08:54 PM
Green Broke

Is that what your talking about?
    05-18-2008, 06:41 PM
Thanks, Equina! Searching for the Bradoon lead me to the Bosal Hanger, which seems to be what Hoovey wears. ^_^
    05-18-2008, 11:17 PM
Excellent! I'm glad we could solve the mystery!
    05-19-2008, 01:30 PM
I ride my five year old in the same thing. My barn manager hounds me that I am being "incredibly reckless!" for not using a throat latch, brow band, ear slot or anything like that but my horse is more comfortable this way. To do it I bought a brow-band headstall like this one:

And peeled the ear off because I don't like them.

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