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        05-08-2014, 10:28 PM
      #11
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by kimberlyrae1993    
    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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    Oops sorry if that came across the wrong way! Personally, breakaway reins are the priority, then the second would /maybe/ be breakaway cheek pieces. Not sure if getting those would be smart or just paranoia... I would love to hear someone's opinion on mixing the synthetic with leather cheekpieces for a possible breakaway. (the reins always seem to be what breaks first of the reins are stepped on, but a hoof caught in the cheekpiece might be trouble)

    Currently, I ride/show AA circuit jumpers in a leather bridle with rubber reins that have leather attachments to the bit. Sometime down the road I might want to get a little gaudy and break out of the cookie cutter brown/black look and get a synthetic. Very curious to see other's opinions.
         
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        05-09-2014, 12:51 AM
      #12
    Yearling
    We that have horses know that they love to rub and scratch themselves - a horse that is tacked up and left for 5 seconds will start to look to scratch that itch and there is always something around that it could catch a bridle on - if what your horse is wearing is stronger than your horse then you will end up with an injured horse .
         
        05-09-2014, 12:05 PM
      #13
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Nutty Saddler    
    We that have horses know that they love to rub and scratch themselves - a horse that is tacked up and left for 5 seconds will start to look to scratch that itch and there is always something around that it could catch a bridle on - if what your horse is wearing is stronger than your horse then you will end up with an injured horse .
    I understand completely horses do crazy dumb things and then freak out not all horse tack is made to break away.. a horse can get anything tangled up and be in a bad situation fast but it is the riders responsibility to ensure the horse is safe cause its not safe to make everything breakaway..
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        05-09-2014, 03:27 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    Once a person gets on a horse you're not 100% safe - no matter who you are . Wasps, bees , hornets and many other stinging & biting insects can cause alarm in a horse , I once had a horse disappear from underneath me when I was at full gallop because a rabbit jumped out of a hedge in front of us - then there are all the stupid people in cars and on bikes that have no idea how a horse can behave if they are irresponsible.
    The point is that all of my bridlework is good old fashioned leather & buckles - if my horse gets tangled something will give and the horse will be uninjured . Nylon & biothane webbing has a breaking strain of 500+ Kgs so if your horse is wearing that it will be your horse that gets injured - you can make it with safety breakaway velcro parts but that isn't safe either as is separates too easily

    In my opinion the safest material is leather - it is strong when you need it to be and it is not stronger than the horse.
         
        05-09-2014, 04:02 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    I personally love Biothane! The only issue I have had with it is flat reins becoming a bit slippery if you're bare-handed and they get wet/sweaty. If you go with textured reins it solves that problem though.

    I plan to get this combo bridle from Moss Rock Endurance soon: Evolution - Moss Rock Endurance - Your Source for Custom Biothane Competitive Tack. They have many headstall options in biothane.
         
        05-09-2014, 04:16 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    I hate the looks of nylon tack. It doesn't clean well, if you need to punch holes it always seems to be messy, & they just don't seem to fit right. I also just think it looks tacky... Personal opinion.

    For everyday casual use I like biothane. A few of the members raving about it here actually spiked my interest on the products. Then I got to actually put my hands on some at the horse fair - I like it. You can tell it's not leather, but for casual use with easy cleaning - I'm all for that LOL. Plus it comes in cool colors like nylon without looking nasty.

    I still love my leather the most, but if I couldn't afford it or didn't want to ruin it I would go biothane. I'm actually looking into some halters & bridles.
         
        05-09-2014, 05:41 PM
      #17
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by TessaMay    
    I personally love Biothane! The only issue I have had with it is flat reins becoming a bit slippery if you're bare-handed and they get wet/sweaty. If you go with textured reins it solves that problem though.

    I plan to get this combo bridle from Moss Rock Endurance soon: Evolution - Moss Rock Endurance - Your Source for Custom Biothane Competitive Tack. They have many headstall options in biothane.
    Biothane just seems the easy way I wanted to go synthetic but nylon is so hard to keep nice!!!
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        05-09-2014, 06:22 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    I recently got a beta biothane bridle made to custom measurements so I could use it with a little S hackamore.

    For me, the primary draw was being able to get custom measurements without spending a boatload of cash. My horse has a deep, but not very long head, and his regular bridle is full size with cob cheeks for his snaffle. The little S was way too low on his face with that setup, but is perfect with the custom made bridle.

    I had fun with the available colors as well: I ended up getting white with a turquoise overlay. Normally I wouldn't go with white just because keeping anything white around horses is impossible... but biothane is so easy to clean that it's not a problem. Eventually I'd like to get matching reins

    ETA- I got mine from The Distance Depot. It was a positive experience and I'd buy from them again.
         
        05-09-2014, 10:05 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    As a trail rider, I love biothane. I just don't ever tie my horse with anything other than my leather halter.
         
        05-10-2014, 10:10 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    I am just a trail rider my self I'm not to big in competition just mess around at some local rodeos I found some nice beta biothane tack on eBay that seems to be reasonable price just not sure on quality.. but I think biothane is the way to go for me but more opinions would be awesome!!!!!!!!!
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