Sounds kinda nostalgic, doesn't it?
Well, someone asked about the bridle this summer, think it was Terry. I have wanted to tell the story of it, so here goes...
Firstly- It's a Halter/Bridle combo. Endurance riders use them alot, or trail riders like me. See this snap-
It removes the bit from the halter, so one may allow the horse to be tied and eat.
Handy for long rides. I don't trailer with the halter though..as it wouldn't break if it needed to-though I use "Blocker Ties" in my trailer, I wouldn't risk the messing it up.
So the story goes.... Years before I had my mare, I was on a trip with my husband to Ocean Park, near Astoria. We love to antique and were in a rather huge building with 3 floors of stuff . My husband went upstairs for a time...then, he came and found me to say, " You really have to go upstairs right now, there are things up there YOU will want to see." He had recently brought up the question, " what is it you really desire to do..like a hobby?" I said, "I already do all I want to do..."... and he said, "what about horses?" I told him that was a HUGE thing to think about..because, "Once I start back onto horses, you'll NEVER get me to stop!"
I went upstairs to find all sorts of cool tack!! But I fell in love with this universal halter/bridle!
As I came back recently from a trail ride, I simply took off the bit and fastened it to the saddle's grab strap.
It makes for the BEST Oregon wet weather gear too, being synthetic!
I found these cool rubber reins to go with it, a few years ago at an endurance conference.
Snap them onto the halter ring and you have your tether for walking~
I recently found my rear Renegade hoof boots(that are too large)fit perfectly for her fronts! She has Ruby slippers for the rocky roads now!
So, that is my story of the bridle before the horse...at $25, it was a really great purchase and I do not see it wearing out anytime soon! And..it is just in time for our seasonal changes to wet.
I made sure recently that the mare's very long and draging on the ground-tail- got a wet weather change too.
Soft brush side to tail bone-large flat on horse duplicates the natural way they travel, with the tail raised.
WHAT ya doin' KK girl??
Before, during, after
(see above** picture- and how the brush tecnique makes the tail easy to cut ..it hangs so evenly)
Oregon Rains...bring them on!