So fellow cothers I need some help. Most of us that have been riding a while at our barn use the small bridoon bit with the leather headstall, reins and bit all attached (all one "bridle" ) in conjunction with our regular snaffle when training . They came from Libertville Tack. But I guess they are out of business. Well one of our gang had her horse step on the reins (long story) and broke the gag piece. It is the rolled leather part that the bit can slide on. Does anyone know where we can find a replacement??--The repair guy says it will cost a pretty penny to fix--but replacing them may be a problem. Anyone know where they might be found now. (Libertyville was actually a saddle seat tack company)
You can find the leather gag rounds at most tack stores but I do know that the Tack Box in Middleburg does have them. You can call them or check the website. 800-571-1992 or www.thetackboxinc.com. The leather ones aren't inexpensive and there are nylon ones also.
You could try the other saddleseat tack shops: Fennell's in Lexington, World Champion, National Bridle Shop, Show Horse Tack, Terry Bennett's or P&S. They all have websites. Fennell's is probably you best bet.