It won't take long for the bridle to look like it's been thro a war. Once the painted finish comes off the leather is greyish underneath and it shows. The screws are garbage. If you can't find ties, the screws at the tack store are cheap and of much better quality. I do a lot of saddle repair so I've seen a lot of the Asian tack and it's not worth buying. Never use any oil on rawhide. Even if it makes it through the ordeal,it will eventually tend to rot. It is not leather. The cellular structure has not been changed through a chemical cooking or pickling process. It is not "tanned" and can't take the oil. If the rawhide gets wet, let it dry naturally after wiping it with a soft cloth.
Last edited by Saddlebag; 10-26-2013 at 09:55 AM.