Biothane- if you could talk to the mfg, what would you say?
So many of us love the stuff. If you had the chance to tour the factory or talk to the company, what would you ask them? What would you tell them?
Me? I would ask when they were going to have new colors out!
Please, dear God, make a standard English Bridle WITH the quick-change bit & rein snaps. I don't want a halter/bridle combo. I don't want a bridle with no cavesson. It's not hard to do!
I second that! I think a lot of companies that make biothane tack assume that anyone using it must either want strictly western-style tack, or a clunky halter-bridle combo with snaps and buckles all over the place.
I'd kind of like to see options for longer reins, whether they are split reins or English type. The red TWH I'm riding right now is a big guy with a long neck, and when we stop to water in a stream I sometimes have to give him almost all of the rein just to reach the water.
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I truly do not mind extra comments regarding Biothane, that's for sure!
But I think one thing many do not know is that the company that actually MAKES Biothane does not manufacture tack. Just Biothane, in rolls and rolls and rolls.
It is other companies that buy in the product and make tack. Many smaller, custom manaufacturers from what I have seen.
I am not sure if they can improve on the product, except for I would really like to see some more colors come out.
Although, it sounds like they have a new rein product that offers quite a bit more stick than the rubber bumpy product does.
One of the few negatives I have heard about the product is that it does not break easy. On the one hand, we do not want our tack to break and surprise us, but we want our tack to break in certain emergencies.
I would think you could add buckle-in leather safety fuses at the center point of the reins where the buckle would be on leather reins. That's a point that is not normally under pressure unless you are tangled in the reins in a crash, and if it broke there you can still ride; just now you have split reins. Carrying a spare fuse would be easy. But I suppose that is a tack company thing not a manufacturer of biothane thing.
my biothane spur straps lasted about as long as me leather ones did- 12 months and they were torn through the holes I use and no longer useable- wasn't worth the nearly double the price of leather spur straps.
I hve seen english bridles made from the stuff, but they always look a little thick and clunky. I guess I wish biothane was NOT a bonded/laminated product ( because the spur straps separated into llayers before the holes tore through) and was stronger and thinner- my biothane reins are way thicker than my leather ones and a little uncomfortable. Is that asking too much?
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