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    11-25-2010, 06:14 PM
Green Broke
Equiniphile - what I ment is you obviously have enough to afford these things without having to sacrifice majorly (food, heating etc) for them therefore you have a comfortable income. TBH it is non of our business what your parents spend thier money on and you are perfectly entitled to ask for it, whether you get it is up to your parents but again non of our business. Different people have different priorities in life

I'm happy to help people explore all options, If you are for real or if you are dreaming, makes no difference to me. We all need things to aspire to. (and I don't mean that you are dreaming just that some people will probably think that)
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    11-25-2010, 06:19 PM
Lol, seriously? I wasn't being rude, I was teasing. And Faye, not everyone can spend $300 + on a flippin' bridle.

Equine, I understand. I have cheap bridles, but that's my choice - I take good care of them though and I've had mine for over 5 years and they are holding up quite well. You don't have to spend $30.00 on a bridle, but there are good quality one's that are $100 +. If you want the one you chose, then so be it. Enjoy it.

I have never owned a bridle more expensive than $100.00 - but I think it doesn't matter how "well tanned" the bloody cow hide is, just so long as you take care of it well - regardless if it is an $80.00 bridle, or a $500.00 bridle. If you clean it regularly, and condition it regularly - then it'll last a long time. I bought mine from tack sales, I don't think they even have a name brand to be honest....but I've had them over 5 years and they are still holding strong.

I want me one of these:

5-Way English Breast Plate English Saddle Breastcollar - eBay (item 220669079147 end time Dec-12-10 14:30:47 PST)

So I'm saving my pennies :) I'm Poo! *that's supposed to be poor...but I can't afford the R at the end.....*

Equine, I'm quite broke myself. I work 2 jobs, 1 full time and 1 part time just to pay for my hobby, so I fully understand. If I could afford "quality" I would spend it...but I have to spread my pennies over multiple items....or put them on Birthday and Christmas Wish Lists :) *coughlikeasaddlecoughcough*
    11-25-2010, 06:23 PM
Got it :).
Most of my bridles are from the 50c bucket at the local 4-H sales I take excellent care of mine but the dye comes off with every cleaning and I finally just figured, what the heck, I'll splurge for Christmas.
    11-25-2010, 06:32 PM
I love those $.50 buckets at tack sales!! WOOT! Man, you can find good stuff at tack sales! I almost got a Stubben Bridle for $40.00....but then the stupid daughter who owns the tack, came back from the I had the Mother convinced.......dang.

I found my Myler Bits at tack sales.....being sold by people who didn't know what they had. I got the for $10.00 each! HAHA! Beat that!

I got a pair of Mountain Horse Rim Frost Winter Riding Boots, my size too, for $20.00 at a tack sale!

You can find good stuff, if you know what you are looking for.

All the best in your bridle search! I am proud of you though for going with Hunter Bridles instead of those fandangled ones.
    11-25-2010, 06:37 PM
WOW really?? I found a gorgeous tooled breastcollar with real silver at Goodwill, picked it up for $10. The poor women at the counter had no idea what it was or that they could probably get $80 for it if they marketed to the right audience!

Thanks. I'm going to head on over to your thread on browbands and decide which colors I'm getting
    11-25-2010, 06:48 PM
Oooh nice find! I have a friend who found a pair of brand new tall riding boots...I think they were Ovation or Salvation Army. Her size too, for $10.00.

Just send me a PM when you are ready for a Browband :)
    11-25-2010, 06:50 PM
Wow! I'm going through your pictures and have found a few so far that are like what I'm looking for, just looking for ideas, you know?
    11-25-2010, 07:17 PM
Absolutely :) And thank you :)
    11-25-2010, 10:21 PM
I wish you'd live in my area! I got jumping bridle in Dover (in person ) for I believe $140 as X-mas present. From $280 (it was one of those last one left deals)!

If you don't do much dressage you may want to look into dark brown one. Something like this one:

Dover Saddlery | Showmark Classic Hunter Bridle . (pretty good sale)

Dover Saddlery | Circuit Grand Prix Bridle.

Dover Saddlery | Crosby Raised Bridle .

Dover Saddlery | Collegiate Plain Raised Bridle .
    11-25-2010, 10:49 PM
You live in Maryland? Actually I'm in Maryland right now visiting family!

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