The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 83
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Mar. 22, 2005
    Location
    Where it is perpetually winter
    Posts
    5,622

    Default

    I have braided reins on my schooling bridle! I love them!



  2. #22
    Join Date
    Apr. 13, 2008
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    3,589

    Default

    I miss the rolled bridles, tbh.. I love them.. Never been able part with the $$ involved in a rolled bridle myself, but I love their look on some of the less refined heads!
    AETERNUM VALE, INVICTUS - 7/10/2012


    2 members found this post helpful.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Aug. 31, 2011
    Location
    southeast Georgia
    Posts
    3,731

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Synthesis View Post
    Does Bobby's still do braided reins? I didn't see them on the website
    http://www.tackzone.com/catalog/rein...4_159_298.html
    I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne


    1 members found this post helpful.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Jun. 20, 2012
    Location
    The Part of TN in the Wrong Time Zone
    Posts
    2,180

    Default

    One fad I wish I had been alive for was the monogrammed nosebands. So cool. I have a friend with braided reins on a pony and I've always thought they looked cool.
    .אני יכול לעשות הכל על ידי אלוהים


    1 members found this post helpful.

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Jul. 31, 2007
    Posts
    16,238

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hunterrider23 View Post
    One fad I wish I had been alive for was the monogrammed nosebands.
    Yeah. Remember when Dover's catalogue had those? I spent a lot of time with that (and other) big, mailed catalogues. I was sure that owning a monogrammed noseband meant that I Had Arrived.

    Otherwise:

    Brown field boots.

    The opposite of plaited reins: Half-raised reins.

    They are pretty, soft, easy to clean, unusual and you can hold 'em anywhere. Also easy to clean. Did you get that part? Yeah: easy to clean yet horse show worthy.

    Crosby made these for a minute. I snapped up a pair and I still have them in my Tack Vault-cum-Tack-Museum.

    And I would still buy one of New Cavalry's raised, inlaid with colored snake-skin bridles if I could trust the quality control in that company.

    I did score a New Cavalry with green padding. It looks pretty black now. That's pretty good for a decades-long wish.
    The armchair saddler
    Politically Pro-Cat



  6. #26
    Join Date
    Sep. 21, 2000
    Location
    Pawlet, VT US
    Posts
    3,613

    Default

    I haven't seen real linen reins for years. Similarly difficult to clean, but they did look snazzy. I have a pair still. I also miss those rubber-footed canvas-legged Newmarket boots. Used to cost about $15 bucks, not too hot to ride in most of the year, tough enough to work as barn boots. If I had known they were going to disappear while I was away from horses, I would have stocked up! I also miss those nice, cool, white linen coats for showing in summer time. You wore them like white shoes- Memorial day to Labor day
    madeline
    * What you release is what you teach * Don't be distracted by unwanted behavior* Whoever waits the longest is the teacher. Van Hargis



  7. #27
    Join Date
    Nov. 10, 2011
    Posts
    905

    Default

    I miss full chaps.


    3 members found this post helpful.

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Sep. 12, 2006
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    3,880

    Default

    Love! Stupid question, what is hooks vs buckles?



  9. #29
    Join Date
    Aug. 31, 2011
    Location
    southeast Georgia
    Posts
    3,731

    Default

    The hooks and buckles refer to the way the reins are attached to the bridle. The "hooks" you may know more familiarly as "studs."
    I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne



  10. #30
    Join Date
    Aug. 2, 2009
    Location
    Osteen, FL
    Posts
    1,678

    Default

    Before my time, but Aaron Vale uses Flat Hunt Bridles on his horses for schooling bridles--they are easy to clean!

    I miss flat hunt bridles: http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/Pets...T700944_116377
    Ryu Equestrian & Facebook Page
    Breeding Horses Today, for the Equestrian Sport of Tomorrow.
    Osteen & Gainesville, Florida.



  11. #31
    Join Date
    Jun. 29, 2004
    Posts
    10,910

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Synthesis View Post
    Does Bobby's still do braided reins? I didn't see them on the website
    Hadfields does, so does the Legacy line of strap goods made by Country Saddler. With the liquid cleaners like Effax Leder Combi and other similar products, cleaning is not such an issue. I miss plaited reins too, I love the feel of them.


    1 members found this post helpful.

  12. #32
    Join Date
    May. 10, 2009
    Location
    NC piedmont
    Posts
    2,259

    Default

    I miss flat bridles and single-lace reins. I wish I could find a pair, they have a great feel when you hold them.

    I do like plaited reins too. I got a pair on HorseLoverz last summer for like $5 and they're actually pretty nice. A little wide for my tiny hands, but I like the wau they feel to hold.



  13. #33
    Join Date
    Jul. 31, 2007
    Posts
    16,238

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by fatappy View Post
    I miss full chaps.
    I came back to this thread expressly to post that.

    You know, I'm old and almost thin again. I have a good mind to buy a *loud* pair of wearable art full chaps just to Stick It To The Man…..(or the whippersnappers who don't know what they have been missing).
    The armchair saddler
    Politically Pro-Cat


    8 members found this post helpful.

  14. #34
    Join Date
    Jun. 3, 2007
    Posts
    51

    Wink String girths

    Why did they go out of style? When I was a kid my grey pony always had a white one. The only one I have seen in this century (literally) was a picture of Anne Kursinski on a jumper wearing a brown string girth. Excellent look, I thought, and aren't string girths supposed to be very comfortable. I guess you would have to ask the horse that one.


    3 members found this post helpful.

  15. #35
    Join Date
    Oct. 2, 1999
    Location
    Mendocino County, CA: Turkey Vulture HQ
    Posts
    15,413

    Default

    Plaited reins are by far my favorite. They are like butter to hold.

    Ridesrealfast, I just bought a mohair string dressage girth for a sensitive horse due to multiple BB recommendations. They seem to be making a comeback. I really like it, super soft and the girth area is staying cooler too. And for those of you who like bling, check this out: http://www.artcords.com
    If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket


    1 members found this post helpful.

  16. #36
    Join Date
    Dec. 31, 2000
    Location
    El Paso, TX
    Posts
    14,090

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mvp View Post
    I came back to this thread expressly to post that.

    You know, I'm old and almost thin again. I have a good mind to buy a *loud* pair of wearable art full chaps just to Stick It To The Man…..(or the whippersnappers who don't know what they have been missing).
    Wear full chaps if you like. Several of us do, and no one has ever said anything. I have a gorgeous custom pair with double fringe that have the silhouette of a jet on the back waistband (Jet's show name is First Flight). Love them.


    3 members found this post helpful.

  17. #37
    Join Date
    Jun. 19, 2001
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    3,964

    Default

    The plaited reins are so much easier to hold without slipping if you have arthritis in your hands. I have a pair on one of my bridles, and wish I had a couple more pair.


    1 members found this post helpful.

  18. #38
    Join Date
    Aug. 31, 2011
    Location
    southeast Georgia
    Posts
    3,731

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ridesrealfast View Post
    Why did they go out of style? When I was a kid my grey pony always had a white one. The only one I have seen in this century (literally) was a picture of Anne Kursinski on a jumper wearing a brown string girth. Excellent look, I thought, and aren't string girths supposed to be very comfortable. I guess you would have to ask the horse that one.
    Catherine Haddad uses mohair girths. She's definitely bucking a trend.
    I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne



  19. #39
    Join Date
    Sep. 12, 2006
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    3,880

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    The hooks and buckles refer to the way the reins are attached to the bridle. The "hooks" you may know more familiarly as "studs."
    Thanks so tempted to buy these! Maybe after Christmas



  20. #40
    Join Date
    May. 24, 2005
    Location
    close to the Big Apple
    Posts
    3,263

    Default

    I have the "old" plaited reins and yes they are 35 years old! I even go a pair in black for my dressage bridle!
    Mai Tai aka Tyler RIP March 1994-December 2011
    Grief is the price we pay for love- Gretchen Jackson
    "And here she comes. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ZENYATTA!"



Similar Threads

  1. Any can't miss tack shops in the SF Bay area?
    By 2foals in forum Off Course
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: Jun. 14, 2013, 08:12 PM
  2. Miss Tika and Miss Mika
    By Kitari in forum The Menagerie
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Sep. 12, 2011, 09:01 AM
  3. I miss my horse and I miss riding
    By acoustic in forum Off Course
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Jun. 7, 2011, 05:38 PM
  4. Braided or laced reins?
    By Sunnydixie in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: Mar. 23, 2011, 03:30 PM
  5. Miss Aimee how we will miss you
    By leilatigress in forum Off Course
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Jun. 26, 2010, 12:04 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness