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    Default white bridles

    I love the look of white bridles on tbs.

    Now, I've never worked with tb racehorses, so I'm not familiar.

    Are they a woven web material? If they get dirty, can you toss them in the wash or a soapy bucket or how do you handle them?

    Sort of silly question, sorry.



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    They're nylon. As for cleaning, one word: Bleach.
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    Can they survive a washing machine or do you bucket them?

    Thanks MBM



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    They handle the washing machine quite well. They're pretty sturdy.
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    Brand new ones can be used about 10 times or so before being regulated to daily morning work. Then used and washed daily until to dangerous to do so.

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    http://www.poormansequine.com/store/...b82290fc14fd07

    Though if it's anything like the white leather edging on my padded dark leather bridle, it's only for those who enjoy cleaning tack. A lot.



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    Interesting! Can I ask another silly question?

    Why do they wear white bridles for racing?



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    They wear whatever bridle color they want for racing. Many people use white because it can go with any color silks. Some buy a bridle that matches the main color in their silks. I use white because my colors are hot pink and white but I think the white shows up better. They do make white leather as shown in the link above but I much prefer nylon. I think it looks better and is safer.



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    Thanks Laurierace! I've always wondered about that.



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    Personally, I like it when my picks wear the nylon white bridles - I find it easier to spot them in the pack, especially if the silks are darker colors.



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    Better then the white bridles for watching is the big white shadowrolls. We have those mostly for that reason



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    You can use any color you want or plain leather. White does make a horse look sharp though!



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    I'll always take leather over nylon--I don't like things that won't break or cut easy if they have to. I use a racing bridle (in dark brown leather) and it's reinforced enough I don't worry about it wearing or snapping, but it's still leather and if it gets snagged it will break.

    Not a fan of white anything--I like how it looks, HATE cleaning it! Never had any luck cleaning nylon halters (when we used them.) They came out looking dingy.



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    Love the look of white leather on a turf horse. Don't like the look of nylon in any color
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    So, for those who use the white nylon bridles, do you get the white reins also? Or does the rubber on the reins not hold up in the wash?

    Tx.



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    I have white rubber reins. They don't last forever of course and get thrown away when the rubber starts to get sticky.



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    Thanks Laurie, thanks all.



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    Can't stand coloured tack personally.
    Plain brown leather bridle, with no noseband and a loose ring snaffle.... that's class.



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    I do see your point DRV. It does make them easier to find, though.

    Oh, sorry, I just do like the look. Different things for different people.



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    But realistically, that doesn't work for every horse. No matter how much we all might like the *look*, if it doesn't work, then it doesn't work.
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