Manufacturer: Champion Turf
Model: Buckaroo Braid Criss Cross Knot Brow Headstall
Category: Western Bridles
Purchase: I ordered this bridle from a Champion Turf catalog supplied by my local tack store about 8 years ago. I can't remember how much I paid, but I found it online at www.horseshowtack.com for $62. Its still on the market after all this time!!
Likes: IT LASTS FOREVER! It is my everyday snaffle "using bridle." It's 8 years old and it has gotten better with use. It is very pretty and it sits very well on horses heads. It is also very adjustable to fit many sizes of horses. The rawhide accents make it a pretty bridle but they are small and light enough to not overpower the nice look.
Dislikes: I am totally satisfied with it.
Quality: Awesome. The leather is soft, supple, and stiched very well. I'm very hard on my equipment-its probably been cleaned 3 times in 8 years and oiled (maybe) once. It is a beautiful rich chestnut color with black and natural rawhide wraps. The rawhide is still intact and hasn't shown any signs of unraveling. The buckles are attached with chiacgo screws, which is great. I replaced them with silver buckles, and it is helpful incase the hardware breaks.
Summary: If it wasn't a good bridle, I wouldn't have used it for 8 years and it wouldn't still be on the market after all this time! I have had to replace some lost screws over the years, but thats it. It may cost more than some bridles out there, but it is well worth it considering how long it will last.
Author: Candice in NJ
Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
6 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