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    01-02-2011, 09:20 PM
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Smile How Good Are Reinsman Headstall and Breast Collars?

I just got a new headstall(still waiting on the matching breast collar) from Reinsman and I am in love with how it looks....I'm wondering how good the quallity is it feels good quality but I am more familiar with nylon tack than leather.

Thanks.
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    01-02-2011, 10:14 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by Phantomcolt18    
I just got a new headstall(still waiting on the matching breast collar) from Reinsman and I am in love with how it looks....I'm wondering how good the quallity is it feels good quality but I am more familiar with nylon tack than leather.

Thanks.
Here's pics



Well you can normally tell good quality from bad quality by just looking closely and feeling. If it's supple and it's not cracking the that's good! If it's cracking or feels plasticy then it's bad. However, Reinsman is like the leading brand in western bits and is pretty high up there in saddle pads, so I assume that the leather isn't bad, It's probably a little better than average. It looks really nice. Just make sure you oil it to keep it nice and strong and good looking!
     
    01-02-2011, 10:15 PM
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western headstall

That's a beauty! I think Reinsman is good quality. I just got my first Western Headstall for Christmas. Can I show it to you? I bought the conchos seperately and the reins/slobber straps were mine from before. Mac looks so cute in it!


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    01-02-2011, 10:16 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
That's a beauty! I think Reinsman is good quality. I just got my first Western Headstall for Christmas. Can I show it to you? I bought the conchos seperately and the reins/slobber straps were mine from before. Mac looks so cute in it!


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Oh wow, that horse looks exactly like my first school horse! WEIRD! Did you add those conchos yourself? How'd you do that?
     
    01-02-2011, 10:24 PM
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The headstall has a rectangular metal bracket thingmabob that holds the throatlatch linked with the headstall itself. Whithout that bracket the two pieces would fall apart. So, I looked for a chonch that had that kind of back to it. They call them "loops" So, you google "concho with loop back". I ended up at this site Outwestsaddlery . They have an awesome selection of conchos, but they are the real thing (silver, hand made each) not stamped , so be prepared to pay.
     
    01-02-2011, 10:30 PM
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Weanling
Oh, I see. So you didn't Rivet the studs?
     
    01-02-2011, 10:32 PM
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Wow your headstall is beautiful Tinyliny.....my new saddle is light like a honey colored so I had to go for light stuff and I dug through a bunch of boring stuff before I found the one that I liked(and now have haha)

Fifty- the leather is very supple I love it haha. I'm definitely going to keep it nice and I kinda have too cause my boy tends to sweat right behind the ears lol. I am so new to all this leather but I find myself liking(ok loving!) leather more than nylon now because all my nylon stuff used to stretch or dry rot after phantom would sweat and soon I was using stuff to hold it together :o

Any tips on oiling? I have to oil my saddle very soon because we just cracked the fenders and now I have to oil it. Also should I oil my saddle, bridle, and breastcollar after every show? I have also heard of just oiling when winter starts and when spring starts what are some opinions on this?
     
    01-02-2011, 10:37 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by Phantomcolt18    
wow your headstall is beautiful Tinyliny.....my new saddle is light like a honey colored so I had to go for light stuff and I dug through a bunch of boring stuff before I found the one that I liked(and now have haha)

Fifty- the leather is very supple I love it haha. I'm definitely going to keep it nice and I kinda have too cause my boy tends to sweat right behind the ears lol. I am so new to all this leather but I find myself liking(ok loving!) leather more than nylon now because all my nylon stuff used to stretch or dry rot after phantom would sweat and soon I was using stuff to hold it together :o

Any tips on oiling? I have to oil my saddle very soon because we just cracked the fenders and now I have to oil it. Also should I oil my saddle, bridle, and breastcollar after every show? I have also heard of just oiling when winter starts and when spring starts what are some opinions on this?

Honestly, I don't have any tips on oiling or what stuff to use to oil. I use mink oil which is made for leather shoes. I don't oil my stuff that much. I knid of just do it whenever I think it needs it. I would say like every 3 months because that's how long ago I did it and it's starting to look rough. It's good to use like saddle soap to clean it before you oil it though. And if you never oiled anything before, you just put a little of whatever supplement you are using on a washcloth, and then in circles, work it into the leather adding a little more to the rag in between parts of the saddles.
     
    01-02-2011, 10:47 PM
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Fifty, I did not riveting anywhere. The bling on my headstall came that way. As for the conchos, the dots are silver on a background of rusted iron, and it attaches to the bridle by sliding on, (remember , there is a "loop" on the backside of the concho) Look at that website. Out West Saddlery.

Phantom,
This was my first western bridle. It is stiffer than an English bridle. I applied Lexol first, then a TINY amount of neatsfoot oil. Very little. Then I topdressed with saddle soap. Saddle soap is glycerin and I have been told that if you apply a thin layer of it just barely watered down enough to make it applyable. (I mean you put the tiniest amount of water on the paste) and rub it over the oiled leather it makes it less vulnerable to dirt/sweat.
When it comes time to clean, wipe first with warm water, then with water and a little saddle soap. Let it dry a bit and add the lexol and/or neatsfoot oil.

There are a ton of products and way of caring for leather and my way might not be the best. I am open to learning a better way if one wants to show me.
     

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