Tack review: Best $99 I've spent. My new Bobby's girth is gorgeous!! *PICS*
I'm both ecstatic and relieved after my latest purchase! If you've ever bought something (or a few things) online that didn't make you as happy as you thought it would when you eventually received it....you feel my pain! I'm OCD about my tack. Having a girth that didn't match my saddle was really bugging me! My Butet is 20 years old, and finding a girth that matched it had proven itself not easy after buying a several different girths online and returning them because they didn't match my saddle well enough. Totally thrilled when I opened the package today and found one that fit the bill!
BIG thanks to Tackzone.com! Their customer service was excellent via email. I emailed them a photo of my saddle because I was torn over which color Bobby's girth to order. The very few tack sites that sell this girth only offer it in Havana and Light Brown, but it turns out Bobby's English Tack makes this girth in "Dark Brown" which is what this girth's color is. For some reason Tackzone didn't have this color option pictured or listed so I was a little worried I'd be left returning yet another girth! They were spot on with the color recommendation and I'm thrilled!
The leather is superb quality, it is generously padded and the stitching is gorgeous. The triple elastic is THICK and sturdy. It would probably take years of use and abuse to stretch it out.
I can't believe it only cost $99!! I would have easily paid double if I had seen it in a store.
I'm posting this because I hope it will help someone like me who searched the internet high and low to find pictures of this girth in this color, but to no avail.
I hadn't returned the Smartpak girth yet because I was just going to settle with it if the Bobby's didn't match. For reference, here they are side by side (Smartpak on the right...which only has double ply elastic that is thin and flimsy). http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...psa5990083.jpg
I bought a Bobby's bridle in-store for $180 after picking it up and feeling it. I compared it to other much more expensive brands and other similarly priced brands and it impressed me so much. I love it! I'm definitely a convert now.
Thanks for posting the girth...I have a similarly colored saddle and after oiling my bridle it'll match. Congrats on your awesome purchase!
Love Bobby's! I have two or three of their bridles, (Two for sure but I MAY have a third one... IDK I have too many bridles) and they are such good quality. I also have a Bobby's leather halter, a couple martengales and some other various pieces of tack (there was a tack store where I boarded that had a LOT of Bobby's stuff dangerously and tantalizingly all over the store) and have loved all of it.
My black bridle was relegated to trail and schooling after my horse decided she didn't want to be a dressage horse. It's still in beautiful condition even though she used to dunk her whole head under water on the trail!