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    08-23-2013, 07:37 PM
  #11
Green Broke
GH, that Jose Ortiz stuff is decent. I bought some Jose Ortiz bosal hangers from that same lady.
     
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    08-23-2013, 10:02 PM
  #12
Trained
GH, the bridle I bought off CL a while back had 6' split reins, too. I sold the bridle to my best friend and asked her if she wanted the reins with it. She's got a little 14.3-15hh QH mare that the bridle was for and she looked at me like I was crazy. She said "Those are even too short for Tink's little stubby neck!" Lol So, they're sitting in my tack trunk.
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    08-23-2013, 11:52 PM
  #13
Green Broke
I would not touch a Royal King saddle, but I must admit, I have a Silver Royal headstall and the leather is actually NICE! I don't know if I got lucky or if Silver Royal is a step above the other King Series stuff, but it actually has nice, soft leather that accepts oil and looks like cow leather. I can't swear that it is, but it looks and would pass for cow leather. Most of the cheap leather is like cardboard, but this is not. It is one of my favorite headstalls. The only place you can tell it's "cheap" is the conchos.

Well, I can't seem to find a picture of one of my horse's wearing it. But anyway, I have a nice Silver Royal headstall!
     
    08-24-2013, 12:17 AM
  #14
Weanling
I have a Royal King saddle. Yes, it is cheap and you can tell. But it is comfortable and was very affordable. I've been using it 1-2 times per week for the past 10 months and it still looks and acts brand new. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a headstall of theirs... just realize it won't be top quality. :)
     
    08-24-2013, 12:34 AM
  #15
Trained
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Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
GH, that Jose Ortiz stuff is decent. I bought some Jose Ortiz bosal hangers from that same lady.
That's good to hear, do like that one
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    08-24-2013, 10:31 PM
  #16
Showing
Southern, is the issue with the WB leather or that it's urine tanned that results in a poorer quality leather. Several years ago I was given a lined split ear bridle that was bo't about 1966. In comparing the price to min. Wage it was worth 2.5 days wages. Today, in Ontario that would be just over $200. The leather is in very nice condition despite all it's use. To look at it and feel it one would never begin to guess it's age.
     
    08-24-2013, 10:58 PM
  #17
Super Moderator
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
Southern, is the issue with the WB leather or that it's urine tanned that results in a poorer quality leather. Several years ago I was given a lined split ear bridle that was bo't about 1966. In comparing the price to min. Wage it was worth 2.5 days wages. Today, in Ontario that would be just over $200. The leather is in very nice condition despite all it's use. To look at it and feel it one would never begin to guess it's age.
Urine tanning in Kanpur, India is the most prevalent, but even their best tanning process is generally lacking.

There are a few factories in India that will make leather products using cow leather, but the cow leather must be sent to them already processed as sides of leather.

Maybe you got one of the bridles that was made with US cow leather and all they did was make it, labor for leather workers in India runs from 5.00 to 10.00 a DAY......

I had a manufacturer send me 2 saddles free for testing, they stunk so bad it reminded me of when a horse was in a stall to long and needed the shaving changed

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    08-24-2013, 11:57 PM
  #18
Foal
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Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
Of course they're too short. Meh. Oh, well. I think I'm going to show the headstall to Doug and see how much it would be to make one with matching 8' reins.
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I know doug carries reins like the one in the link. They don't have the tassle though. He also has some pretty nice headstalls to match! I drool over the ones in the Camp Verde store weekly! He has a nice set of rawhide romels that I would love to take home!
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    08-25-2013, 12:00 AM
  #19
Trained
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Originally Posted by Jayknee    
I know doug carries reins like the one in the link. They don't have the tassle though. He also has some pretty nice headstalls to match! I drool over the ones in the Camp Verde store weekly! He has a nice set of rawhide romels that I would love to take home!
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I need draft-size, so he'd have to make it for me.

I love Doug's work. He replaced the browband on my piece-of-crap made-in-India bridle a couple of years ago and it is soooooo nice. I might "accidentally" break the rest of it so that he can replace all of it (my older dog got a hold of the bridle right after I'd oiled it and ate the browband clean off of it). Lol
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Golden Horse likes this.
     
    08-25-2013, 08:32 AM
  #20
Yearling
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Originally Posted by SouthernTrailsGA    
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I would avoid Royal King, King Series or Silver Royal all made in India out of Water Buffalo Leather............
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Are they also related to Showman? I bought a Showman headstall and reins and immediately sold them at auction. The leather was gross. Looked like leather. Smelled like leather. Felt like synthetic leather.
     

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