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    05-06-2014, 10:10 PM
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Weanling
Looking at Beta Biothane?

Your opinion on Beta Biothane vs Leather and Nylon what is best what do you prefer pros and cons of all will be helpful I'm thinking of going synthetic vs leather your opinion on that pros and cons my color is blue and black.

Also where is the best place to buy Beta Biothane?!?!
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    05-06-2014, 10:14 PM
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Weanling
While I don't own Biothane (I'm a penny pincher ;)) I certainly would go with Biothane before I would Nylon.

Biothane closer resembles leather and I guess I'm over my nylon phase I was in when I was a kid lol. I also find Nylon tack to fit much larger than described. I purchased a pony size nylon bridle, it could fit my Irish Draught and then some.
     
    05-07-2014, 02:36 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by Hang on Fi    
While I don't own Biothane (I'm a penny pincher ;)) I certainly would go with Biothane before I would Nylon.

Biothane closer resembles leather and I guess I'm over my nylon phase I was in when I was a kid lol. I also find Nylon tack to fit much larger than described. I purchased a pony size nylon bridle, it could fit my Irish Draught and then some.
I was only a nylon fan for the colors you can get leather is just pretty but so much up keep.. I'm looking for low up keep and something that will last and beta biothane seems to be it I just want peoples opinions on it and experience with it.
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    05-07-2014, 03:29 PM
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Started
I just ordered a custom beta biothane bridle. I'm super excited about the easy upkeep.
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    05-07-2014, 03:33 PM
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Foal
I would love some but anything attached to a bit NEEDS to be breakaway.
     
    05-07-2014, 05:53 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by Jumper Princess    
I would love some but anything attached to a bit NEEDS to be breakaway.
Nylon isn't break away??? Also I've never heard that anything attached to bit needs to be break away???????
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    05-07-2014, 06:16 PM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by kimberlyrae1993    
Nylon isn't break away??? Also I've never heard that anything attached to bit needs to be break away???????
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No nylon does not have proper breakaway capacity. As far as breakaway material attached to the bit it is absolutely necessary. Ever had a horse step on his reins? It happens to almost everyone at some point and can't always be avoided. You want the reins to break rather than the horse's mouth be damaged, anyone that says differently is a little off IMO. That being said, I have nothing against synthetic tack as long as there is proper breakaway capacity in the material.
     
    05-08-2014, 05:56 PM
  #8
Yearling
Jumper Princess is not wrong when she say that reins must have a break point - if a horse gets loose and runs off with a pair of reins that don't have a break point then you could end up with a horse with a broken neck when the reins get caught on something .

I use betabiothane in some of the reins that I make but only as the hand part and they have leather at either end .

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    05-08-2014, 09:55 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by Nutty Saddler    
Jumper Princess is not wrong when she say that reins must have a break point
Yeah it makes sense to have a break point I don't believe any of my reins do though I've always had paracord reins with brass or stainless snaps..
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    05-08-2014, 09:57 PM
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Weanling
Also the way I read it I though the head stall it self had to be break away which is basically impossible with your typical nylon head stall I wasnt asking about reins in this thread just headstalls.
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