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  • #21
    I have an EqueSport Browband and I absolutely love it. Used it for the first time a couple weekends ago and got lots of compliments on it. It is rather unique but not to shiny that it stands out completely.


    • #22
      Although I got so busy that I took down my site, BeautifulBrowbands, I am in the process of creating a PDF file to teach people how to make a custom browband of their own, using an existing channel type browband and just replacing the run-of-the-mill beads with their own design! I've had a few people test the instructions for me and as soon as the bugs are worked out, the product will be available. And of course, on-line help will be available via e-mail if anyone gets stuck!

      For those of you hoping I was going to re-introduce the browband kits.... it isn't in the plans currently...sorry!

      Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behaviour does.


      • #23
        I am one of the guinea pigs for No Jacket Required.

        This is my first attempt and after deciding on the beads and sitting down to do the sewing it was an evening project (While hubby watched hockey ).

        I liked the browband but it had come with a tiny cheezey strand of rhinestones. No Personality!

        I went for simplicity and elegance. It is for a white pony and is my attempt to so impress the judge with my handiwork that they won't notice that said white pony likes to roll in his own filth.


        Proud scar wearing member of the Bold, Banned and Bitchen clique


        • Original Poster

          Gosh Ibex, I really like the first one with the silver. I might pm you about that one.

          As for the patent leather, I found one that is like any normal raised black leather browband only the raised part in the middle is patent. I was thinking black patent on black leather for just a little shine.
          Here's a pic...



          • #25
            My bling browband was made by Christine Lima of Designer Browbands. I'm giving the link to her contact page of her site as my browband is the one on the bottom of the page on the right. http://www.designerbrowbands.com/Contact_Me.html

            It is padded, very soft, and she set up a few different designs and sent photos to me, until we both were satisfied that it was what I wanted. I will be in touch with her again to get one for my brown bridle.
            "Life's a bleach and then you dye"
            "Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet." Roger Miller


            • #26
              Originally posted by TheHorseProblem View Post
              This is mine, in sapphire on a chestnut with a huge blaze. I have a matching stock pin too.


              I have the same browband in the clear version! I love it.


              • #27
                I'm just a poor cousin to Jayne and Ibex and I don't make them for any one but myself -- but here's one of my browbands:


                It's buffalo hide and Swarovski crystal. Yah, I made it myself. I'll never use buffalo hide again. Too soft.

                Mad Mare™ Studio
                Custom Swarovski®, Czech glass and gemstone browbands in Circlet, Diadem and Tiara styles. Matching stock pins, bracelets and belts.


                • #28
                  Originally posted by BBowen View Post
                  Janet is wonderful. I already have a designed picked out if my baby quits growing.
                  I have one of Janet's for my horse and I just love it! Quality is top notch! My friend also had a browband and stock pin set. She got a browband that "snaps" around the bridle so switching is a cinch (her "working" browband she got from Janet has snaps as well!)

                  Becky & the boys
                  Becky & Red
                  In Loving Memory of Gabriel, 1998-2005 and Raalph, 1977-2013


                  • #29
                    Bling Browbands

                    Greetings from Bon-Vivant Equestrian Import Co! We realize this is an old thread but thought it appropriate to reply anyway since Bling Browbands are still very popular and selling strong.

                    We are an Equestrian Horse Tack Importer for some very unique, fun, quality and affordable Horse Browbands. We have an excellent assortment of Genuine Swarovski Crystal Browbands made by Pink Equine. All of these Browbands are backed with a One Year Warranty. If you lose a stone, we'll repair it or replace it at no cost to you. However, no need to worry about the quality - The Pink Equine Browbands are made just right!

                    Browse our Website. We have an excellent selection of Horse Browbands. Theres something for everyone.

                    And we even offer a Custom Browband Design Service. We can custom design the perfect browband to suit your team or barn colors.

                    Dressage Browbands are in high demand and Pink Equine has just launched a new Range of Classy Browbands in the Diamond and Tyffany Collections which have dressage riders oodling over.

                    Also be sure to browse our selection of coordinating horse bridles. From the Diamond Collection, We have a gorgeous new Patent Leather Crystal Bridle which is to die for.

                    Thanks for reading and don't hesitate to contact us for any reason. Many of our browbands can be found at select Tack Stores across the USA. Please contact us to locate your nearest stockist.

                    Bon-Vivant Equestrian Import Co.


                    • #30
                      I have a really nice blue leather 'snaffle bit' browband that would look nice on a headcollar that was made by http://www.bespokebrowbands.com/
                      Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity? - The horse. (R.Duncan)


                      • #31
                        more browbands

                        Someone posted a link to a post on my blog behindthebitblog.com -- I have done a few articles since then to update the list, at




                        Enjoy :-)
                        Dressage, riding, sport horse blog
                        Unique browbands for dressage and hunter riders


                        • #32
                          Originally posted by TheHorseProblem View Post
                          This is mine, in sapphire on a chestnut with a huge blaze. I have a matching stock pin too.

                          I have the same one, in green of course
                          I wasn't always a Smurf
                          Penmerryl Sophie RIDSH
                          "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
                          The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.


                          • #33
                            Originally posted by carolprudm View Post
                            I have the same one, in green of course
                            I no longer have that browband--or that horse. He retired and then someone adopted him from me, and I sold the browband on craigslist.

                            In the meantime, I have a new horse, and here he is modeling a browband from the line that my trainer sells. He's in the first set of photos.

                            2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

                            A helmet saved my life.


                            • #34
                              People On Horses!

                              I have 2 POH browbands that look as new as the day I purchased them. I use them everyday. If the leather wears out or you need them resized, POH will do it at a reasonable charge. They have the best IMHO.


                              • #35
                                I still say you should make your own. They're easy and you can get a blank from Jerry's Harness that are padded and awesome quality leather.
                                "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"


                                • #36
                                  You can also order empty channel browbands from www.delfinasaddlery.com. They are only $22.95 each and really high quality leather, soft padding.


                                  • #37
                                    Or you can order a custom band from me

                                    Mad Mare™ Studio
                                    Custom Swarovski®, Czech glass and gemstone browbands in Circlet, Diadem and Tiara styles. Matching stock pins, bracelets and belts.


                                    • #38
                                      Originally posted by cute_lil_fancy_pants_pony View Post
                                      You can also order empty channel browbands from www.delfinasaddlery.com. They are only $22.95 each and really high quality leather, soft padding.
                                      She also sells ones already made. I ordered one from there! This one

                                      Really lovely leather, and the beading is subtle, not overly "blinged" out. I love it.


                                      • #39
                                        Originally posted by Mad Mare View Post
                                        Or you can order a custom band from me

                                        For a lot more money than making your own!
                                        "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"


                                        • #40
                                          Originally posted by Velvet View Post
                                          For a lot more money than making your own!
                                          Think so? Go price everything and factor your time in as well. Make sure you give yourself at least minimum wage.

                                          Mad Mare™ Studio
                                          Custom Swarovski®, Czech glass and gemstone browbands in Circlet, Diadem and Tiara styles. Matching stock pins, bracelets and belts.