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post #1 of 30 Old 11-19-2019, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Your Opinions on This Tack

Hi again! Itís getting closer and closer to spring! Lol!

What do you think of this tack set?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/5680475...active_4&frs=1

Do you think it would work well? Why or why not?

Also,nylon! Specifically these

https://www.googleadservices.com/pag...BoCxIEQAvD_BwE


And this patriotic set

https://www.amazon.com/Tahoe-Tack-Pa...4217427&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/Tahoe-Tack-Le...4217427&sr=8-3


Iím wondering if you have experience with any of this tack or if you recommend it or not.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 30 Old 11-20-2019, 03:51 AM
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First link, don't like the colour combo on the chestnut or the light blue on the dark brown personally, but the black & red on the black horse is stunning! Don't know about materials, but if it's all strong enough & washable, great!

Second - nylon - often PVC coated - bridles are often used in the racing game here. Much cheaper & low maintenance compared to leather.

3rd link - Uuugly! I personally don't like really chunky/wide bridles & they only look good on heavy horses IMO - like a Belgian Draft or such. I also HATE the whole patriotic put a flag on everything to show your country business. I ain't no fortunate son! But each to their own.

Last link - ditto to above.

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Not really a fan of the first two...but I have to disagree with loosie, I think the last one has a cool design. The flag is definitely ... tacky, to put it mildly, but I really like chunky bridles and browbands
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post #4 of 30 Old 11-20-2019, 07:25 AM
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Not a fan of any of them...


The braided one I see stretching out very easily and not fitting properly...
It also looks pretty narrow when you realize the edges are going to curl, = dig in time.


Tahoe Tack is not known to me to be very good quality...
I had some, the buckles all chipped, rusted or broke to easily.
Quality, not.



When leather tack with accents of hand-painted...costs under a $100 you will get what you paid for...
I would invest in a really pretty saddle blanket..
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post #5 of 30 Old 11-20-2019, 09:11 AM
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I second horselovinguy!!
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post #6 of 30 Old 11-20-2019, 09:45 AM
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You did ask for opinions...so...

IMO braided tack is ok, though it doesn't last, but those prices are crazy high! It is easy to keep clean if you don't mind tossing your tack in a washing machine, but the hardware might rust if not SS. Personally not a fan of the stuff, looks like something made for model horses not real useful or practical. Sorry just looks cheap to me.

The nylon clip on bridle is certainly priced cheaply enough that as a starter or spare piece of equipment it is ok. They tend to shrink when washed (as do the braided tack) but not a big deal if your horse doesn't have a big head.

The patriotic tack doesn't look horribly gaudy as some can, but I would question the quality of the leather at that low price. It may work fine for a season, or strictly parade/show use, but inspect it well before every use.

Personally, after years of $200 + black leather Dressage bridles. and frequent cleaning and polishing, I am in love with biothane tack! It lasts forever, is soft and flexible while being very strong, and is a breeze to clean! Comes in so many fun colors too!!
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Itís not my style, but on the first link there was a picture of a sorrel with an orange and black set that was actually quite pretty. I didnít see the black @loosie wrote of.

I donít know anything about that type of tack. I didnít think I saw anything wrong with the flag bridle, but Iím not sure I liked the flag as much as other designs on similar styled bridles. I will say that I bought a set from a similar type of company, only a bit more expensive. The leather was nice, but I did end up having to replace a piece of the hardware.
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post #8 of 30 Old 11-20-2019, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone! Your opinions are all very helpful. As for the braided tacks color,I donít like it either thatís just the style I would get. You pick your own colors when they are made.

Sooo. Any western bridles you DO recommend? I prefer lightweight without too much stuff on the face(the patriotic one was an exception,and the only exception) i havenít been able to find many good looking western bridles with just the cheek pieces,browband and throat latch. I like one ears.
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Thank you everyone! Your opinions are all very helpful. As for the braided tacks color,I donít like it either thatís just the style I would get. You pick your own colors when they are made.

Sooo. Any western bridles you DO recommend? I prefer lightweight without too much stuff on the face(the patriotic one was an exception,and the only exception) i havenít been able to find many good looking western bridles with just the cheek pieces,browband and throat latch. I like one ears.
Check out Two Horse Tack, made to order and lowest prices I have ever found!

https://www.twohorsetack.com/p-167-w...lor-combo.aspx

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post #10 of 30 Old 11-20-2019, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Check out Two Horse Tack, made to order and lowest prices I have ever found!

https://www.twohorsetack.com/p-167-w...lor-combo.aspx

https://www.twohorsetack.com/p-169-w...ith-bling.aspx
It looks so nice! Not bulky and it has that clean look! Thank you so much!
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