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    04-26-2013, 09:53 PM
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Trained
Vaquero round nylon headstall - review?

I am tired of leather and am due to replace an existing headstall. I was thinking of going with biothane, but it's very difficult to get up here, expensive and I am absolutely not buying on line again. (I seem to get burned every time, so I give up.)

I trail ride. Currently using a french link, D-rings. I am likely going to try a very short shanked bit this spring, but that's not something engraved in stone. Just an experiment.

A store I trust has this headstall on sale for only $15 Cdn. And I'm thinking this is a good option for us. I'm looking for input/opinions from y'all.

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    04-26-2013, 09:57 PM
  #2
Trained
Sometimes that horsehair fringe thing that hangs down bothers horses, don't know if yours wouldn't mind it, but it does happen.
     
    04-26-2013, 10:05 PM
  #3
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I was looking to get one of those as an extra and read mixed reviews. Several of the usual horse supply catalogs offer it.
Some said it was ok/good for an extra and others said it just fell apart after only a few uses.
Since I seemed to find more negative reviews than positive, I went with something else.
     
    04-26-2013, 10:06 PM
  #4
Trained
Waresbear: it definitely wouldn't bother her. I can hang bells on her face! LOL

Lockwood: thanks.

Anyone else?
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    04-26-2013, 10:20 PM
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Green Broke
I've got one in that style. I've had it for a few years now. In all honesty, I don't use it a lot so I can't vouch for its longevity with heavy usage. Otherwise, it's kept a good appearance, it's a comfortable fit and because it's synthetic it's easy to care for.

P.S. Just remembered - I found the brow band was a little snug for my "big face" horses but OK for the narrower ones.
     
    04-26-2013, 10:49 PM
  #6
Showing
I've never used one but just judging from the picture, I wonder if it might be a problem if the horse has a super small head. The lower cheek pieces look like they're really long and if you have to adjust them for a small-headed horse, the buckles might end up somewhere close to the browband.

Again, never dealt with one, but judging from the picture.
     
    04-26-2013, 11:07 PM
  #7
Foal
The browband was too snug on my Gelding to use more than once.
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    04-26-2013, 11:53 PM
  #8
Showing
A friend has used one for about 10 years on her arab and part arab. She is happy with it. She bo't the matching reins then realized she prefers leather reins.
     
    04-27-2013, 08:38 PM
  #9
Trained
Hmmm... well, I guess if I can't find biothane for a reasonable price, it's only $15... maybe I'll wait to buy the matching reins.

Thanks, everyone.
     
    04-30-2013, 06:52 PM
  #10
Weanling
I have that exact one in green. At the time that I got it, I just wanted something different, it was cheap and the green looked really good on my Palomino. I no longer use it as I have gone bitless, but I have no complaints about it. The best thing about it is that it is very adjustable. There are no pre-placed holes. You just poke the buckle through the material. At first I was not sure if that was a great idea, but I did not have any problems with it. For the money, I don't think you can go wrong.
     

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