Showman products - The Horse Forum
  • 2 Post By MHFoundation Quarters
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 02-20-2013, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bend, OR
Posts: 1,303
• Horses: 1
Showman products

I tried to Google reviews and didn't find much. What are your experiences with Showman products specifically leather tack such as bridles and reins? Thanks ahead of time :)
Posted via Mobile Device
countrylove is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 8 Old 02-20-2013, 09:00 PM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 13,588
• Horses: 2

The New Showman Tack items are made in India


May all your Trails be happy and safe ones

SouthernTrails is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 02-20-2013, 09:10 PM
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,178
• Horses: 4
I have some showman leather tack. And it's decent. It's auction tack though, so how old is anyone's guess. Actually most all my tack is auction tack. We buy plain tack and the wife blings it. We're cheap lol.
Posted via Mobile Device
Phly is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 02-20-2013, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bend, OR
Posts: 1,303
• Horses: 1
My biggest wonder is how well they hold up? I'm not "breaking" a horse in one (Bridle/rein set) but my mare needs an occasional refresher course and I am going to use it for pleasure and small local shows. So far I like it but I have yet to actually use it. So I guess the true test is tomorrow when I use it :) And hopefully it holds up for more than a few uses
Posted via Mobile Device
countrylove is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 02-21-2013, 09:36 AM
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 20
• Horses: 0
I got a showman headstall and the leather is very still, no matter how much I oiled it. And the silver was very cheap looking. It wasn't held on to the leather properly and started to peel off.
RBOlena is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 02-21-2013, 09:50 AM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 11,869
• Horses: 0
Bought a couple headstall/rein sets awhile back for extras around the barn for lesson kids because they were too cheap to pass up. I got what I paid for. I ended up donating them to a local 4-H club to sell at their tack swap/sale.

I'm admittedly a rein snob though, for my own personal reins it's custom harness leather hand cuts from an amish maker. They have to have that al dente noodle feel, nothing worse than stiff reins.
SouthernTrails and waresbear like this.

Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, Take another shot.
MHFoundation Quarters is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 02-22-2013, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bend, OR
Posts: 1,303
• Horses: 1
RBO: my leather is also stiff. I was hoping it would loosen up through usage. The silver looks cheap but they are removable conchos so I can replace them.

MHF: I too am a rein snob LoL I have my own set of cotton reins that only I use. I love cotton reins LoL leather is uncomfortable for my hands although I have felt some leather reins Id love to have but can't afford LoL
Posted via Mobile Device
countrylove is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 07-01-2014, 10:09 PM
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: south dakota
Posts: 27
• Horses: 0
I just got an s hack thru ebay seller, of showman brand. suppose to be stainless steel. within 2 weeks now its rusting. JUNK.

8 horses, 5 goats, 2 dogs
copper is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sore no more products and Equilite products!! Klassic Superstar Horse Health 6 01-23-2012 02:05 AM
Showman Felt Saddle Pad? Ink Horse Tack Reviews 4 11-26-2011 02:11 PM
16" Showman Saddle All Pourpose reiningchic11 CAN Tack 1 05-23-2011 06:05 PM
Brand NEW Showman aluminum stirrups horseluver250 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 05-12-2010 08:12 AM
Showman Tack (India?) chesterh Horse Tack and Equipment 4 11-21-2009 10:13 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome