• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

oiling new Edgewood to match old Edgewood, possible?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • oiling new Edgewood to match old Edgewood, possible?

    I just bought a beautiful used Jaguar bridle that is very similar to Edgewood. I LOVE it, but the brow band is WAY too big, like at least 1.5 inches too long. I also need reins. I was thinking of getting Edgewood pieces since the bridle is so similar and they are easily accessible, more than Jaguar. So question is, how do I get new Edgewood that deep dark beautiful old Edgewood brown, preferably within a week

    PS and yes I know if I'm going to spend that much to get Edgewood parts I should just get a new bridle but I LOVE this Jaguar wide noseband, it's exactly what I'm looking for and it fits our hard to fit pony perfectly, brow band aside... and all in all including new reins and browband, the cost will be MUCH less than a new Edgewood.

  • #2
    Could you have the brow band shortened and get used reins?
    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

    Comment

    • Original Poster

      #3
      I don't think I can shorten the browband... it's reallllly big. and it's fancy stitched and raised so I can't imagine how they could take that much off of it. I will stay on the lookout for used reins, but definitely think I'm gonna try the Edgewood browband, so long as i can get it to match.

      Comment


      • #4
        Well, good luck.
        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

        Comment


        • #5
          I'd say dunk the new one in oil (I use neatsfoot myself), let it absorb as much as you can, then use it. Like every day and on every horse, as only time and use seems to really give that nice patina that the older Edgewoods get! You might have to oil more than once, just have to see how it absorbs and keeps the color with use.

          I had two Edgewoods for my two horses, one full and one warmblood -- got to a show with smaller horse and realized I had big horse's bridle. Managed to make the main parts fit and bought a new noseband at the show -- oiled it up, used it for schooling and worked the leather a bunch just sitting around waiting (as you often do at shows...). I won't say it was an exact match by show day, but it was close enough to not stand out. So it can be done.

          Comment


          • #6
            Use Neatsfoot Compound Oil, it is different than regular neatsfoot oil. This is what the tack store has used to darken my brand new Edgewood and also Butet saddle.

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Mayaty02 View Post
              I don't think I can shorten the browband... it's reallllly big. and it's fancy stitched and raised so I can't imagine how they could take that much off of it. I will stay on the lookout for used reins, but definitely think I'm gonna try the Edgewood browband, so long as i can get it to match.
              OK, I think a good repair person could shorten the two ends; I don't think it would be as difficult as you imagine. But definitely get a new one if you can match it and if you'd save money that way. Saw some nice Edgewood reins on e-bay.
              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

              Comment

              • Original Poster

                #8
                I am going to take the browband to Journeymen's today but I highly doubt there is anything they can do with it. It's just TOO big, it literally sticks out off her head almost 2 inches... it probably needs to be shortened an inch on each side. Right across the street I can buy the Edgewood browband, so hopefully I can kill two birds with one stone and know what I have by the end of the day. I will also ask the tack shop if they can dip it for me, I think they do that.

                The reins I'm not too worried about, I have a spare pair that will match, they are just not raised/fancy stitched but I will probably just wait for a pair to come up used somewhere.

                Nothing like a Frankenbridle

                Comment


                • #9
                  Soak it in olive oil for about 45 minutes. Then wipe off excess oil with a rag. Repeat if necessary. Make sure the entire bridle is sumberged in oil or the coloring will not be the same. I use a gallon ziploc bag.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Sounds as if you will have a beautiful bridle soon! Be sure to post a pic of your pony wearing it when you get it all put together!

                    I know all about Frankenbridles. Mine is a Crosby USET bridle with unknown brand nose band and Bobby's reins. Everything matches, though!
                    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

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I have a smaller sized Hadfield browband, did you want to swap for the jaguar one? Its the colour of an oiled edgewood It measures 13.5", I need 14.5+

                      Comment

                      • Original Poster

                        #12
                        Originally posted by SquishTheBunny View Post
                        I have a smaller sized Hadfield browband, did you want to swap for the jaguar one? Its the colour of an oiled edgewood It measures 13.5", I need 14.5+
                        I am assuming what you have is a horse, and I'm looking for pony or small cob... but I will measure. Sent you a PM!

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Mayaty I cant respond to PM's, but I can read them. If you want to send me a PM with your email I can send you more info. It measures right between pony (12.5) and cob (14.5) in edgewood, its 13.5"

                          Comment

                          • Original Poster

                            #14
                            Awesome, this Jaguar one measures 15"! So I'm totally game to swap, it is 1/2" wide and does have the Jaguar plate on it. Let me know...

                            Comment

                            • Original Poster

                              #15
                              Just wanted to update, looks like Squish and I are trading browbands which is super cool, but I did find the Edgewood pony one on sale at the Tack Box in Middleburg so I bought it just in case the other one doesn't work out, it was less than $40 so how can I go wrong? They dipped it there and it came out super nice dark brown. Not as dark as the rest of the bridle yet, but awfully close! just FYI

                              Now the quest for used reins...

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by HorseLuvr View Post
                                Use Neatsfoot Compound Oil, it is different than regular neatsfoot oil. This is what the tack store has used to darken my brand new Edgewood and also Butet saddle.
                                Bad idea. Most Neatsfoot Compound products are petroleum based. Very hard on the leather.

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  We dip ours in hydrophane leather darkening oil when we first get then. We take the bridle apart and dip each piece thru the oil. I put the oil in a large gladware container so that I can save it easily. My edgewoods darken to the deepest brown you can imagine this way. I have oiled them with various different techniques over the years but the dipping works the best.

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    Glad it worked out for you!

                                    For future reference, there is nothing like Blue Ribbon Oil or Walsh's Clean-n-Treat Oil for darkening. Blue Ribbon is a bit harder to find, but it's out there - stores catering to saddleseat and harness tend to carry it. And yes, it is the original stuff. My Edgewood pieces (MANY of them - another Frankenbridle here!) darkened beautifully with it.
                                    If we have to nail on talent, it's not talent.
                                    Founder, Higher Standards Leather Care Addicts Anonymous

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by pattnic View Post
                                      Glad it worked out for you!

                                      For future reference, there is nothing like Blue Ribbon Oil or Walsh's Clean-n-Treat Oil for darkening. Blue Ribbon is a bit harder to find, but it's out there - stores catering to saddleseat and harness tend to carry it. And yes, it is the original stuff. My Edgewood pieces (MANY of them - another Frankenbridle here!) darkened beautifully with it.
                                      You beat me to it pattnic, I was going to recommend the Walsh's/Blue Ribbon too. If you are having trouble finding it I'm pretty sure you can buy it right from Walsh's website, although I have not had to do so yet. I always make sure I am never without a supply of it.

                                      Comment

                                      Working...
                                      X