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Did you mean $6000 total budget for tack or $600?
If $6000 is your budget, you can pretty much get anything you want - new even. I just can't imagine spending $6000 on tack even if I tried really hard. The brands KittenVal mentioned, plus Pessoa, Stubben, Ansur, Beval, Devoucoux, Hermes, Schleese, even a custom saddle. Lots of good less expensive ones too - Thornhill, Wintec, Bates, Collegiate, etc.
If your budget is less than $600, look for the same brands, but used. Take a look at the thread: "Looking for a saddle on a budget?" to get an idea of what some of us have found for a lot less than $6000.
A low-end headstall will run you about $70-$100, including the bit. High-end, you can easily go $300-$400. Look for some of the same brands as the high-end saddles.
A girth will run you anywhere from $30-$200. I like the new contoured neoprene girths that breathe. Roller-buckles are a must to save your billets. Elastic on both ends would be nice, but I've survived just fine with elastic on just one side.
Keep us posted on what you get! We all like to drool over a nice set of tack.
If you really meant $6000 for it all, If I were you, I'd budget $600 for it all instead, buy used, and save the rest for feed, vet bills, lessons, show entry-fees, trip to Fiji, etc.
Last edited by freia; 09-09-2012 at 11:07 PM.