Monthly Archives: August 2017
We were pleased to team up once again with the Motoring Down The Trails blog for a product review. This time, Griffin reviewed our quick change halter bridle, which is a very popular item with trail and endurance riders because of its versatile nature.
Griffin opted for the ice-blue combination of teal and light blue for her tack set, and it looks fantastic.
As always, she was able to work with our shop to make sure her mount Prophecy got just the right proportions to fit his head shape.
I was able to adjust it well for his Myler Combo (though I need to remember to loosen the curb a little next time), and still have room to play. Of course, best of all it looks great on him! The beta is easy to trim up later if I choose, and can always poke more holes with a leather punch.
Read Griffin’s complete review and get a discount on a tack set like hers here.
We reached out to Amy at the 5 Years To Tevis blog to see if she’d be interested in reviewing one of our bridles recently. Although she already had a teal halter bridle for her pony Pearl, Amy told us she’d love the chance to test out one of our other products in exchange for a review on her fabulous blog.
If you’re an endurance rider or aspiring endurance rider by the way, you’ll want to read 5 Years To Tevis. Amy launched the blog in 2016 to document her journey to reach the famous Tevis Cup, a 100-mile endurance race. As we know, working toward a major endurance goal requires a lot of patience and it’s great to have adult amateur riders support each other in a sport like this one.
Although Pearl is not, by breeding, an Icelandic Horse, Amy wanted to try our Icelandic bridle. For one thing, this style bridle is designed with heavier-but-shorter horses in mind, which made it a great option for Pearl, who is a 13-hand Appy. Amy points out it also has another useful feature: the option of fastening the noseband in front of the bit ring, similar to the Micklem-type bridle popular with eventers (although our design is different, just featuring the one attachment at the chin).
“I was quite impressed and happy again with the quality of the product. The stitching is tight and clean. When I first heard the thread was white I thought it would stand out more, but it actually works really well with the bright colors. The biothane itself is definitely sturdy, while not too heavy or thick. And I was impressed with the bling! Unlike some of the western bridles I have had, it is not just glued on. I definitely think it will stand up to daily use!”
See Amy’s full review here.
Congratulations to Elizabeth and her 20-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Titan! Elizabeth and Titan are the winners of our July tack giveaway for a neoprene English saddle pad like this one.
Just like our beta biothane tack, our neoprene saddle pads are water-proof and sun-proof, which makes them easy to clean and air dry. Elizabeth and Titan compete in dressage, and we’re hoping this pad can help them get ready for the next show.
In August, we’re giving away a two-color beta biothane turnout halter in your choice of size or color. Our turnout halters are rugged enough for everyday use and won’t crack, fade, or freeze, no matter what the weather. Adjustable at nose and headstall with chin clip for easy on/off.
You’ll get a $5 off coupon just for entering our giveaway! Put your name in the hat here.
Today we’re launching a series of blog posts to help you get to know our team of Two Horse Tack Ambassadors. Our Ambassador program helps social media influencers and riders find great custom tack at a great price. Interested in applying for our Ambassador program? Fill out our questionnaire here. Our program accepts ambassadors on a rolling basis.
This week, we meet Kallie and her Percheron, Baxter. They have been proudly showing off our war bridle during their rides this summer!
–What have you and your horse been up to this summer–preparing for a show, hitting the trails, trying a new sport?
This summer Baxter and I took on a new sport, Mounted Archery. Mounted Archery is a challenging and engaging sport and requires a great deal of trust and confidence in your equine partner. Baxter is excelling at Mounted Archery very quickly and seems to really enjoy himself. Riding a large draft (Percheron) in Mounted Archery is not common, especially one who is 18 hands. Most Mounted Archery horses are between 14 and 16 hands tall so you do not have to shoot down to the targets. Baxter’s height is not holding either of us back at all, I feel we are both growing quickly in the sport and I can’t wait to see what we can do in the future! We participated in a Mounted Archery Clinic earlier this year and will be attending another in August as well as participating in a rein-less riding clinic also in August. We also joined a Mounted Archery club and participate in monthly club practices.
–How did you first meet Baxter?
I purchased Baxter as an 8-month-old, with the thought of training him to be my next all-around show and trail horse. Baxter started going to shows in hand as a yearling and two-year-old and also spent lots of time with me on trails, either with me leading him or ponying him off of another horse. I started sitting on Baxter the fall of his 2-year-old year and started him under saddle as a 3-year-old. He and I have been successfully competing in all-around events at open horse shows as well as trail riding since he was three. I also use him to babysit horses that come to my farm for training and as a pony horse as well as a trail leader when introducing horses to trail riding. Baxter has also dabbled as a lesson horse for a six and ten-year-old girls when he was four (when my lesson horse hurt herself).
What’s your favorite part of your Baxter’s personality?
Baxter has a lot of personality but what I enjoy the most is his willingness to trust me and try new adventures and his loving-ness. He is a complete snuggle bug and loves to be brushed and hugged.
What do you like about the Two Horse gear you got as part of the program?
Baxter and I received the Medieval Baroque War or Parade Bridle made from Beta Biothane. I loved that I could send Two Horse Tack Baxter’s measurements (he has a very large and often hard to fit head) and they sent me a beautifully made bridle that fit him great! The Beta Biothane Bridle is very easy to clean, compliments his face and the reins are easy to grip. I had not previously worked with Beta Biothane and was impressed with the softness and flexibility it has. Baxter gets lots of compliments on his bridle and I love how it opens up conversations with people I don’t know about Beta Biothane gear from Two Horse Tack. And the style makes Baxter look super cool!!!