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xmylittleponyxxx

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headcollars

 are leather headcollars worth the money?

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charlotte90

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charlotte90 says:

Re: headcollars

 I have recently bought one, i found it for £20. It may not be english good quality leather but i spent ages oiling it and it looks exactly the same as an expensive one. I would recommend one. If you can find a cheap one it is worth the money but i wouldnt pay £60 which is how much some cost. It is just nice to have one for shows and they are long wearing if you oil it well and look after it !! xxx

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xsarahandromeox

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Re: headcollars

 I had one that I bought cheaply & you couldn't really tell that it wasn't expensive, looked smart for shows, though I have gone back to a webbing one now, the less leatherwork to clean the better! ( I also love my synthetic saddle for the same reason, much rather be riding than cleaning tack! )

I'd rather be riding : )

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NatalieK

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NatalieK says:

Re: headcollars

Bridleway do a nice padded one for £25 I think, looks very smart and is tidy for shows xxxxx

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3MoodyMaresMum

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Re: headcollars

I have always brought my horses a leather head collar of their own, reason being if they ever travel anywhere I would only ever travel in a leather head collar, if there was any problem the leather or brass fittings would break unlike nylon.  Same if they are out in the field and need a head collar say if wearing a fly fringe any problem it would give.

I only lead my TB and WB in the leather head collar and welshie is led in the dually, but tied up using her leather one - that's just me and I think a good one is worth the money. I got the one for my WB in 1999 when I brought her and it still looks like new and is used every day.  The leather head collar I got for my old mare in 1986 has been in the tack chest since 1999 when she died only comes out for oiling and still looks like new.

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cookie34

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cookie34 says:

Re: headcollars

how do you hold onto your horse when you are mucking out/ bringing him to the field?   I think you should get one, for shows and stuff. :)

never tell a cob he isn't really a racehorse with stubby legs! :)

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trembacheau

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trembacheau says:

Re: headcollars

Has anyone tried Bridleway's Safety Headcollar? http://www.bridlewayequestrian.com/shop/product.php?productid=16218&cat=265&page=1 It has a leather headpiece, but the rest is nylon - seems like a good compromise and the price is good at just over a tenner.

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: headcollars

I don't bother with a headcollar unless say for the farrier or vet as all my horses come when called now, Tonka did, now Lara sometimes with Lara just put lead rope round her neck loose. Just leave the stable door open and she wanders in and out even with me mucking out, the way I handle horses has frightened a few people over the years but many of my friends handle their horses this way.

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highlander

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highlander says:

Re: headcollars

I don't have leathers instead I brought KM Elites. beautiful strong headcollars with padding on them and they stay tidy, wash in the wash machine and cost £20 and £7 for a matching lead rope.

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