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Help me pick out a new browbrand!

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  • Help me pick out a new browbrand!

    My old one, a Passier with clear colored rectangular crystals, is coming apart so I need a new one for the next show season. I'm not crafty at all, so I don't want to make it myself. Wouldn't want to spend much over $125.

    I don't want to go too blingy but it could be a bit blingier (is that a word?) than the old one.

    My mare is a rangy chestnut, about 16.2 hands, with an unusual marking on her forehead, and two white hind stockings:


  • #2

    Have one from them and it is lovely!
    We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.


    • #3
      But, you don't have to be very "crafty" to make one if you buy a blank. All you have to do is buy some beads and string them (meaning good ones and some swarovski rondelles mixed in) and then stitch it down to the blank using the thread they send you and the holes in the blank.

      Check out Jerry's Harness. He sells blanks--and blingy browbands. I prefer some color, so I like to do the bead thing and not just shiny stuff.
      "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"


      • #4
        I'm not into too much sparkle, so I have one that is Red tiger eye alternating w/ mother of pearl and some gold beads for my Chestnut mare w/ WIDE blaze.
        It was made by Jo McCracken, Mobile Horse Supply, I think only around $80. She does custom ones, I sent a picture of my horse's head and turned her loose. Love it.

        If you have some idea what you want she will incorporate. Google her business and you will find contact info.
        We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........


        • #5
          www.ebay.co.uk has many blingy browbands for VERY cheap. I think a waved one would look nice on your horse, maybe with clear or red crystals.


          • Original Poster

            Originally posted by FlashGordon View Post

            Have one from them and it is lovely!
            Wow, I love these! And they're in Canada! If I got light blue it would do for both my mare and gelding.


            • #7
              I have one from Simple Change (simplechangebrowbands.com). They can be a little difficult to catch up with but I love mine.


              • #8



                i think any of those would look nice on your horse! the exchange rate is pretty good right now, too


                • #9
                  Not to hijack - but my blingy brow band fell apart and I can't find my original Passier brow band - does anyone sell just plain black replacement brow bands? I haven't seen them in dover or smart pak


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ButterflyIris View Post
                    Not to hijack - but my blingy brow band fell apart and I can't find my original Passier brow band - does anyone sell just plain black replacement brow bands? I haven't seen them in dover or smart pak
                    Just Bridles and Jerry's Harness do.
                    "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"


                    • #11
                      I really like Crown Jewel Designs -- she uses a lot of stones that are blingy withing being blinding.

                      They are a little over your price range but some @$140 and you might be able to work with her on a custom design that would hit your price range.

                      I was given one as a gift, and her service was outstanding -- went above and beyond to make sure it arrived for my birthday.
                      Last edited by Halt Near X; Oct. 6, 2011, 12:58 PM. Reason: Fixed the first link to point to the Crown Jewel site
                      She Gets Lost


                      • #12
                        I'm a big fan of my pink equine one, I wanted something pretty attention grabbing for a solid chestnut with out going over the top or blinding. So far everyone has loved it.



                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ButterflyIris View Post
                          Not to hijack - but my blingy brow band fell apart and I can't find my original Passier brow band - does anyone sell just plain black replacement brow bands? I haven't seen them in dover or smart pak

                          The picture is of a tan browband, but they do a great job on special orders ... that's who supplies browbands for Mighty Thoroughbred Clique ... they do black, and will use black thread any width leather and any length. The custom is a little more expensive ... I think I paid $15 each on my last order, which was years ago. It's very good quality cow leather, but not finished the way most of our english leather tack is.


                          • #14
                            see other Thread!



                            • #15
                              I've owned browband's from both of these stores, and they've all been great! Beautiful workmanship, good quality leather, sturdy, and long lasting.



                              The Schumacher browband's from this store are beautiful too.

                              Team Edward! (the Dressage rider)


                              • #16
                                Here are some from Crown Jewels Design which I think would look good on your mare. I don't think they are in your price range, but I picked them out for the color combos I think your mare would look pretty in.


                                This is probably over the top but I like pink for redheaded mares:



                                • #17
                                  HPF Designs (txwarmbloods) makes some really nice browbands as well. http://www.txwarmbloods.com/store%20frset.htm

                                  Here’s my bay girl rocking her “rubies”


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Sunsets View Post
                                    HPF Designs (txwarmbloods) makes some really nice browbands as well. http://www.txwarmbloods.com/store%20frset.htm
                                    I got mine from this website. Here is the specific design I chose (although she has tons and is willing to customize). I always get tons of compliments at shows on this browband.



                                    • #19
                                      http://peopleonhorses.com/browbands.html seem to be well in your price range

                                      If you like this style, these are inexpensive: http://www.etsy.com/shop/HighBrowEquine


                                      I love http://www.crownjewelsdesign.com/, but think they are above your price point.


                                      These are different (a bit more than I would want bling-wise, but interesting) http://www.tlcsaddlesoap.com/Custom-Browbands.html

                                      Great prices here: http://www.stratonsporthorses.com/-b...browbands.html

                                      OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


                                      • #20
                                        I got one recently from Dana at Dana's Custom Products

                                        She was excellent to work with, and answered all my questions. Once we settled on a design, I had my browband within a week.
                                        I got a custom browband, bling spur straps and a stock pin all for $125. You can't beat that!
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