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I like edgewood bridles...

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  • I like edgewood bridles...

    But I'm having a hard time staying under $200. I'm not seeing much on Ebay for low prices. I don't need reins as long as the color is havana/chocolate/just dark. I'm tearing my hair out.
    To be loved by a horse, or by any animal, should fill us with awe-
    for we have not deserved it.
    Marion Garretty

  • #2
    They come a natural color and oil up beautifully, with one oiling. So if you find one not oiled, don't worry, it will get dark enough to show with one oiling. I have a tack room full of them!


    • #3
      A) They don't come off the cow Havana colored, you have to do that part yourself.
      B) They cost a good bit more than $200 new, so you may have to hatch ebay for a while to find a steal.
      C) Check the Bits/Barter board


      • #4
        maybe she meant used? anyway, OP, you will have to oil if you find one at a decent price that is natural colored--after all, it's how it comes off the cow anyway, it isnt too hard. get a thing of hydrophane darkening oil or neatsfoot compound

        Blitz <3 & Leap of Faith <3


        • Original Poster

          I can deal with darkening on my own if I have to, its just difficult to find one someone wants to part with!
          To be loved by a horse, or by any animal, should fill us with awe-
          for we have not deserved it.
          Marion Garretty


          • #6
            Have you looked at the Edgewood factory seller on Ebay? They sell their "seconds" on there and I just saw a couple bridles for right under $200- not sure what size you need. Good luck!!


            • Original Poster

              I may have to wait until the end of the year to be able to buy one and make sure I'm getting a good deal, I just can't afford anything near $200 right now. (Especially since smartpack is evil and I just made a huge order of custom saddle pads, a no slip, bit keepers, and stall guards. Pure evil!)
              To be loved by a horse, or by any animal, should fill us with awe-
              for we have not deserved it.
              Marion Garretty


              • #8
                check out Lauren's Tack Trunk! They have amazing deals and I hear there is a sale coming up! http://www.laurenstacktrunk.com/bridles.html


                • Original Poster

                  Thank you Little Indian, I'm going to watch the page for any sales or just wait until I can pay full price.
                  To be loved by a horse, or by any animal, should fill us with awe-
                  for we have not deserved it.
                  Marion Garretty


                  • #10
                    I just found one on Ebay for $130... still has 2 days more to go though. There is also one for $175.


                    • #11
                      Premier Tack Outlet has one for $190 right now (www.premiertackoutlet.com), and several other really nice bridles, she discounts them.

                      Lauren's Tack Trunk has great prices too although I have never bought from her.


                      • #12
                        If you're patient and check around, you can find one for under $200. You just have to be savvy, patient, and quick when you find one that's available.
                        "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"


                        • #13
                          Swing up to my area for the annual tack sale. I attend every year and I have gotten some steals. Really though - if you're in a region that has a pony club or association sponsored tack swap, check that out. I've paid $35 and $75 for two Edgewoods, both with reins and a bit (though I never used either bit). Plus I've purchased three martingales now, each for $25. And outside of tack there is a whole world of fantastic deals to have been had.


                          • Original Poster

                            Pony club is a few hours south of the area, I'm north.

                            HuntrJumpr, if you see another pick it up for me :P
                            To be loved by a horse, or by any animal, should fill us with awe-
                            for we have not deserved it.
                            Marion Garretty