Crystal Brow Bands?
I don't know anyone who uses brow bands on their horses, and I always thought they were very "princess-y" but these crystal ones are so neat! I'm not in the UK and wouldn't spend the $$ to have them shipped over, so I'm just fantasizing here...
But, really, are these just for little girls and their ponies, or do any of you actually use them? :-)
Swarovksi Crystal Horse browband with Plain Padding
I make browbands :)
Crown Jeweled Beaded Browbands - Horse Forums (HGS)
You can also find my browbands on facebook, by clicking the link in my signature :)
I have sold many to people all over the U.S.A, Canada and even to Europe. Quite a few are on this very forum as well :) From Hunter/Jumpers, to Eventers to Barrel Racers to Dressage Fanatics :)
And I use real Swarovski Crystals as well.
Cute! I don't do anything fancy with my horse, so I really can't justify it. But I do like the way they look!
They aren't just for little girls and their ponies - many use them, many adults use them and many competators use them.
I looked up that browband that you mentioned and they were pretty cute. I looked on a site called etsy.com and they have brow bands with stones set into the browbands too. They were pretty expensive too, but I liked looking at them anyway. I justs searched browbands and horse.
The ones made by MIEventer are really great too.
Isn't that one of the reasons we ride and have horses - the fufillment of childhood dreams and that feeling we get from our horses that we are special. - Maybe if you ask Santa he will bring you one for x-mas!
I'm going back to drool over the ones that MIEventer has some more.
You're right though! I would go to horse comps, and I would see people riding around on their horses with beautiful, fancy browbands and I can remember saying to my Hubby "I want one of those" so when I looked them up, I was shocked at the price wanted for them.
There was no way I could afford to buy one, so being from a very arsty/crafty family, I came up with my own creations, for much less.
I love making them, each one is an indavidual and unique and I think the horses who wear them look smashing whether they have crystals or not. What makes me super proud, is seeing someone wearing one of my browbands at a comp, where it makes me warm inside.
That's the best feeling!
My Husband is making me a website and business cards. I'm small, but I thoroughly enjoy it :) I LOVE making them! I love the ideas I get and the colors I can use and the choices of beads and crystals.
The best part out of all of it though - is when I get a picture with the owner beaming the biggest smile standing beside their horse, and hearing how much they love their new browband. That's the best!
I'm in the process right now, making up some gift certificates for the LMHJA's banquet. One of the "Head honcho's" of the organization contacted me and asked if I would donate a couple as door prizes, and I said absolutely!
I know that there are many out there who want pretty things for themselves and their horses, and being able to offer them something, in this economy is my way to make someone feel special.
The one you posted you can buy in Dover - I see them there all the time. But personally I'd go with one from MIEventer or Ikle, because they do unique designs, and you have lots of options to choose from (color and shape-wise), especially if you want to match your pad or boots, and have something noone else has :) .
There's a girl at my barn who shows in Eventing and Hunter. She's 16 and has a pink crystal one for her gelding. Perfectly show legal, and she got it at a clinic in georgia for around 10 dollars. You can probablly find some on ebay for alot cheaper than what your looking at
They sell those EVERYWHERE! you dont have to order them from the UK :)
I got one for 15 $ at a show i went to... it have some cheap silver and some jewels... haha i love it though, its really pretty. I LOVE your browbands MEIeventer!!!
THANK YOU Kitten_Val and Ridergirl!
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