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post #11 of 14 Old 05-12-2008, 01:41 PM
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I realize that I'm an old guy, with old ways. But them things look perty flimsy to me. And for all the advertizing hype about them being comfortable to the horse, I don't know so much about that.
I can see several things in them photos that coulda/shoulda been done better...... Their use of metal clip-latches, ends left flopping that should have been folded/sewn and the nose-band is much to narrow.

$80 for a non-returnable fake-leather bridal?....Nope, not me.

And besides all that, I gots a dollar that says my big QH would rip that thing right off, as soon as he took a notion.

It sure looks prety though.

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post #12 of 14 Old 05-12-2008, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
Do they have a higher/lower/same tensile strength as leather? I'd be worry about breaking point - I like leather because it breaks if the horse panics about something - i.e. if the horse get the reins stuck around its legs if you've fallen off, the leather will break so the horse doesn't fight itself to death.
I've heard horror stories about nylon bridles (they don't break easily), so I'd check how comparable these biothane bridles are to leather - that is if it isn't already mentioned...
That is a good point: biothane is stronger than leather, but not as strong as nylon. We do not use the biothane for turnout.
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post #13 of 14 Old 05-12-2008, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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In response to everyone:

Biothane is suppossed to be extermely durable, but I am going to get leather reins so if they do get around his legs, they will break easier. Biothane isn't supposed to ruband it's supposed to be very comfortable for the horse. They are returnable, as long as you don't get certain things on them. I am thinking of getting bright blue and a lime/bright green. I think it will look adorable!

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post #14 of 14 Old 05-16-2008, 08:58 PM
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Hi! I'm new to this board, but I have a biothane bridle. My friends and I ride competitive trail and camp all weekend with our biothane halters on. It depends on the design, but the brass metal pieces tend to break under stress before the biothane will break. Mine is a different design than my friends', and the maker said that the crown piece tends to break with mine so I have a spare crown piece for just in case. A really nice feature is having the cheek pieces sewn or attached to the nose band so that the cheek pieces don't move and interfere with the horse's eye. Running Bear has very good tack. I got mine from
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