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onelanerode
Sep. 4, 2009, 06:35 PM
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/r9Xa-H1FW8gMvZXhzSRl0Q?authkey=Gv1sRgCO_ah_aPgJiS-gE&feat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/idbl6t4qCWYhngtCebgB5w?authkey=Gv1sRgCO_ah_aPgJiS-gE&feat=directlink

I picked this browband up for $10 at a local tack sale today. Initially I thought it might have been an Edgewood, as the fancy stitch pattern is similar, but the leather color used for the padding is not as dark.

So now I'm thinking Ovation ... any ideas? :)

Pony Soprano
Sep. 4, 2009, 06:54 PM
hard to tell but arc de triumphe makes a bridle with very light padding, almost blonde

gottagrey
Sep. 5, 2009, 12:16 AM
It was $10 and nearly every bridle/leather company has a browbrand similar to this... it could be a $100 browband that you got for $10 or it could just be a $10 browband.

superpony123
Sep. 5, 2009, 01:10 AM
well to be honest that's the same fancy stitch pattern that almost every bridle company uses :D anywho, it could be an expensive one you got for cheap, or a cheap one you got for.. cheap! :) doesn't really make a huge difference as long as the leather is nice and it's sturdy. anyway, i've got no idea. it looks just like the browband on a friend's vespucci bridle, but it also looks like a lot of other browbands.

Little Indian
Sep. 5, 2009, 02:55 AM
looks like Bobby's.

dani0303
Sep. 5, 2009, 12:13 PM
Looks like my Herve Godignon did before it was oiled

Denzel
Sep. 5, 2009, 12:16 PM
It looks a lot like my newmarket vespucci. That won't really darken with oil though, so it could be any other bridle.

onelanerode
Sep. 5, 2009, 02:02 PM
well to be honest that's the same fancy stitch pattern that almost every bridle company uses :D anywho, it could be an expensive one you got for cheap, or a cheap one you got for.. cheap! :) doesn't really make a huge difference as long as the leather is nice and it's sturdy. anyway, i've got no idea. it looks just like the browband on a friend's vespucci bridle, but it also looks like a lot of other browbands.

The leather is decent, but the odd thing is that the fancy stitch pattern is offset by about a half inch—maybe that's why the browband was for sale to begin with.

And actually, my experience is that each company has a slightly different pattern for their fancy stitched strapwork. Some are rather simple, like HDR (http://www.justforponies.com/zoomwindows7/HDRFancyBridle.htm), and others are quite elaborate, like Bobby's Platinum (http://www.justforponies.com/zoomwindows7/BobbysPlatinumFancy.htm) series. Some patterns are very curvy/loopy, like this Bobby's bridle (http://www.eqtack.com/catalog/popup_image.php?pID=502&type=jpg), and others are more angular/use diamond or arrow shapes in the stitching, like this Classic bridle (http://www.premiertackoutlet.com/classicbridle.jpg). This one's on the simple side and not terribly well stitched—the stitches aren't perfectly even, nor is the pattern perfectly symmetrical.

Based on the fancy stitch patterns I can get good looks at online, I am thinking Harmohn Kraft Americana (http://www.justforponies.com/ZoomWindows3/AmericanaFancy.htm), which would fit with the not perfect stitching/not symmetrical pattern, as it's a mid-range bridle. I would expect an Edgewood or higher-end model to have more uniform stitching.

I was wanting to find a definite match in case it was worth trying to buy the other parts of the bridle ... my mare could use a spare. ;)