Model: Vaquero Headstall
Category: Western Bridles
Purchase: I purchased this bridle from Green River Discount Tack on E-Bay. I paid $15.00 and that includes the shipping! I needed a new bridle, but had been very disappointed with the quality of the last few leather bridles I had purchased. I did not have the money to buy a high-end bridle so I started looking for an alternative.
Likes: Love the price and, honestly, expected something that was going to be kind of crappy, but would get me through for a while. Ended up pleasantly surprised and really liking the bridle. I love that it is practically maintenance free. It was inexpensive enough that I don't feel like I need to baby it like a more expensive leather bridle.
Dislikes: The throat latch is a little stiff at first and there is no buckle for it. You have to tie your own knot. Did not like that at first and was not sure it was safe, but it did loosen up and the knot that I tie stays secure, so in the end, works well.
Quality: The Vaquero headstall is made from braided nylon that was softer then I expected. It is not going to work as a show bridle, but for trails and pleasure riding it works great. There are no pre-made holes in this bridle. Just poke the buckle through the nylon for a perfect fit for your horse. I was concerned about that at first, thinking that this would ruin the nylon and it would start to fray, but I have had this bridle for 6 months and it is still in great shape.
Summary: I really like it and you can't beat the price. If you are looking for inexpensive and something a little different then a plain leather bridle, check it out.
Author: Rather Be Riding
Usefulness Rating: 2.28571 out of 5.
7 reader(s) voted.
Riata Leather Rawhide knotted headstall and breastcollar Western Bridles
Martin Saddlery HF8618SL / Martin Harness with Buckstitch Slip Ear Headstall Western Bridles
Heritage Brand Headstall and Matching Breastcollar Western Bridles
MadcoW Ultimate Zebra Headstall Breastcollar set Western Bridles
Equibrand HF21SNQB / Slip Ear Headstall Western Bridles
Martin Saddlery HF8618SL / Slip Ear Headstall Western Bridles
Rockin Y Tack Single Ear 'Bling' Headstall Western Bridles
Rockin Y Tack Purple Passion Headstall Western Bridles
Double J Saddlery Camo Overlay Headstall Western Bridles
Madcow 90354A - Cowgirl up Western Bridles
Martin Saddlery Slip Ear Headstall with Card Suit Buckles Western Bridles
South Fork Saddlery Zebra Custom Bridle and Breast Collar Set Western Bridles
Nurtural Horse Bitless Bridle Western Bridles
Dr Cooks Bitless Bridles Western Bridles
Circle Y Circle Y One Ear Headstall and Reins Western Bridles
Circle Y Plain Browband Headstall Walnut 5/8" Western Bridles
Weaver Nylon Headstall, reins, curbstrap, and breast collar Western Bridles
Nurtural Bitless Bridle Impressive Leather Western Bridles
Weaver Leather Stockman Flat Sliding Ear Headstall with Spots, Russet Western Bridles
Buckaroo Leather Simple Leather Headstall with Browband Western Bridles