Oh, I don't mean to dis on Dover. I LOVE Dover. I buy all my halters there. And everything else, haha. If you can find the things you want at the right time, the sales are amazing, the shipping is great [I'm on the other side of the states], and the product is always outstanding quality. The few times they've sent me the wrong item or were late for shipping, they've accommodated me nicely. Dover ftw!
However, I also love my $3 whips and $20 bridle [that was with shipping!] that I found on eBay
. Four years later, my bridle is going strong, and if the girls didn't eat my first whip, I'd still have my own banana stick. =]
Funny thing, though. My friend has the worst luck with Dover. The few times she's gotten anything there, it was either back-ordered several months, or all of a sudden out of stock. She bought me breeches from them over a year ago, they should have been here in November, then April, and here we are in September and still no breeches, haha.