View Full Version : Lungeing Caveson - where to get a good one?
Jul. 11, 2011, 10:16 AM
OK, my lunging caveson busted over the weekend. 10 years of constant use.
So, where to get a quality leather caveson? I really don't want to spend more than maybe $125 if I can avoid it.
Dressage Extentions has the one I had that broke. It was ok, straps weren't exactly in the correct spot but it worked pretty well.
Dover seems to have a decent looking one, but it has received mixed reviews.
Other ideas please? I need to get this ordered ASAP as I have lots of youngsters in training. :D
Jul. 11, 2011, 11:58 AM
I posted about this very subject a few months back. Ultimately none of the ones I found < $200 new got acceptable reviews. I actually found a decent on at a consignment store that is working well. Maybe check out the consignment stores in your area and ebay?
Jul. 11, 2011, 01:43 PM
Many years ago, I ordered a lightweight custom cavesson from this place: http://www.franceskellybridles.co.uk/ . Since it was so long ago, I don't remember how long it took to get it. Very nice quality and ideal for me, since I couldn't find any good leather pony/cob size cavessons at the time.
Jul. 11, 2011, 02:26 PM
I have this and find it very serviceable
the leather isn't exactly to die for, its actually a little plasticy feeling, but its stout, sturdy, doesn't move or offer to twist up at all. The padding is really nice and dense and squishy. I like the convenience of buckles on either side too.
I have a cob sized one and it fits my chunky headed morgan on the last holes, but there is plenty more leather to punch holes. I would suspect horse size fits true and not generously.
Jul. 11, 2011, 03:38 PM
buck thanks, I looked at that one and wasn't sure about the leather....
this is the one I had, and was thinking i'd just order it again:
Jul. 11, 2011, 04:03 PM
oooh I like this one at Saddler's Row....
Jul. 11, 2011, 08:52 PM
It looks like it would work, but the cheek pieces are so short, you could never buckle it under the bit. I have always fitted mine as I was taught by a refugee from the SRS, 45 years ago, with the chin strap under the bit. That way, when you give a vibration on the line, it is felt on the bit. So that when you finally hit the saddle and vibrate the reins, the horse has a vague clue, of "steady up" along with the voice aid.
Jul. 12, 2011, 09:33 PM
I like this one, worth the price