I LIKE it Cedar. Trigger's is a little like that, with the rawhide weaving... and the day I bought it, I wasn't looking for him a headstall - or anything. I went to Paul Taylor's in Aubrey, TX for... stirrups? For a flip saddle? I think? and to stock up on spare parts for repair, and I see it hanging all by itself among the 100s, I kid you not, 100s, of headstalls. I flip the tag... suck wind. At Paul Taylors, which sells at wholesale prices, it was 70 bucks.
I walked away.
Kept gravitating back to it. The leather felt sooooo nice. It smelled good too... I put it back.
Came back to it... put it back.
It came home with me. I have never admitted to Hubs what I paid for it, nor will I. I know that's not a lot of money for some folks, but you gotta remember, we trail ride. We don't show, we don't rodeo, we don't do jack with our horses but hang out in the pasture with them, brush them, and take them camping. And at the time, I was still about half-scared to really ride him much. Logically, that headstall should have sat and gathered dust because being honest, I'd have never believed we'd come around to 'getting' one another.
A 14.00 split ear would have done us just fine at the time, but nooooo. that rawhide.... and then I could imagine how he'd look in it... and it was all over with.
"We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us."