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post #1 of 23 Old 09-06-2013, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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I have lost faith in side-ears!

With certain bits anyways....

Long story short - sweet six bit + side ear = heart attack

So, I'm shopping and need help from you guys!

I guess you need to see my tack right now, minus the headstall:
(Not that im overly picky for matching...)



And the equine in question that many of us know all too well:


And this is the headstall I am replacing:


Okay, so before I turn you guys loose to help me search, I need some opinions on a few headstalls I have found.

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5)

6)

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post #2 of 23 Old 09-06-2013, 08:18 PM
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1 is so pretty!!! It'd go great with your breast collar and with her lovely colouring
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post #3 of 23 Old 09-06-2013, 08:45 PM
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I like 1 and 3 the best.
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post #4 of 23 Old 09-06-2013, 09:13 PM
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The first one is gorgeous. Can I just say that your horse is so adorable?! A real looker... :)
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post #5 of 23 Old 09-06-2013, 09:23 PM
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pick the headstall with the fewest sharp corners or edges. Functional is more important than pretty.


And, why "heart attack?" I don't understand.
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post #6 of 23 Old 09-06-2013, 10:01 PM
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and, why "heart attack?" I don't understand.
I think that what the op might mean to say is that the headstall had a critical malfunction that a very inopportune time. That is to say, the whole thing came off the horse's head. I've heard of it happen before, and I can't imagine that it must have felt like when it happened. I'd have had a heart attack too!

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post #7 of 23 Old 09-06-2013, 10:02 PM
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I like 1 and 6 the best. I don't like a head stall without a chin strap. It's just to easy for it come off.
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post #8 of 23 Old 09-06-2013, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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I am torn between 1 and 6... and that's just one store!!!
AAAH

And by the mini-heart-attack.... it didnt fall right off, but it very well could have!
I havent had one come off unless the horse was rubbing, and even then, some horses can get browband/throatlatch headstalls off.

I have a photo... btw... it was the first barrel in a barrel run and I didnt notice the bridle until after.... SCARY STUFF MAN

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post #9 of 23 Old 09-06-2013, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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9) Irvine Tack & Trailers €“ Diamond and Dots Browband Headstall

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13) I've always had a soft spot for this one...

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