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Our wine or burgundy-colored tack is among our most popular, and it looks great on any colored horse. Shop wine tack now.
“Can your Picnic Bridles be custom made? I just bought a horse that has old scars on his nose from a halter when he was young. I would like to find a way to cover those scars so they are not so noticeable. I’ve always used halter bridle combos of some kind. I really like your picnic bridle and wondered if I could get the nose piece made from 1” beta biothane and the rest of the bridle made with the ¾” material? Can the nose piece be adjusted up and down on the nose so I can get it in just the right spot?”
We often get questions about whether a given piece can be made wider or narrower than the standard width to solve a problem like this one.
The good news is we can offer our products in three different widths: 5/8″, 3/4″, and 1″ widths. We have standard widths for each item based on the size of horse we expect to be wearing the item, but you are free to request any of them be swapped out. Just put your request in the Order Notes.
We do not have beta biothane in 1 1/2″ widths, however.
We were happy to support a recent contest from Green Bean Endurance to help outfit new endurance riders.
Grow Your Green Bean Garden
The required gardening “chores” to qualify for the drawing based on division:
Bean Sprouting (On the Vine)
Garden chores: Obtain a mentor, volunteer a full day at a ride, and complete a ride of 25+ miles.
Bean Blooming (Picked)
Garden chores: Obtain a mentor, volunteer a full day at a ride, and complete back to back LD’s on the same horse or a ride of 50+ miles.
Bean Epic (Cooked)
Garden chores: Obtain a mentor, volunteer a full day at a ride, and complete four 50’s on the same horse this season or a ride of 75+ miles.
All riders finishing their chores (1 for each division) were entered into a random drawing for a tack set from Two Horse Tack: Bridle (western, or halter style), reins, and breast collar. Color combo of choice. To keep, or to share with a bean in need.
One of the best stocking stuffers on our website is probably our curb strap (just $8, by the way). But just what are these used for?
The curb strap runs underneath the horse’s chin between the shanks of a bit and is used to keep the bit steady in the mouth and help control use of the leverage action of the shanks.
Our friends at Motoring Down The Trails blog recently added a curb strap after switching bits and write that it was easy to adjust to their horse’s specific needs.
Read the complete review here.
Happy Cyber Monday, everybody!
In celebration of the Christmas shopping season, we’ve lowered our order minimum to get free shipping. From now through Christmas, orders $50 and up ship free, no coupon code required!
That’s a couple of turnout halters, or a pair of Western headstalls.
For those of you procrastinators out there, here are the final order cut-offs to guarantee Christmas delivery:
International, Australia: Dec. 6
International, Europe/Canada: Dec. 8
Domestic, rush order only: Dec. 22
SammyJo recently picked up a full browband Western bridle from our shop (which, at just $25, make a great Christmas gift!) and was kind enough to send us this note–
Thank YOU, SammyJo! We’ll be happy to help you and your horse whenever we can.
We were happy to hear from Sarah and her horse Paige, who recently reviewed our quick change halter bridle. The traditional halter bridle allows you to swap between halter and bridle with just a couple snaps.
Our traditional halter bridle is great for trail riders because it helps them go from trailer to trail, but Sarah and Paige reminded us its versatility is also great during the trail ride itself.
I’m enjoying the halter aspect of the bridle for other reasons though. Twice now when on our trail rides we’ve had to dismount and hand walk because of the terrain. Both times I unhooked my reins from the bit and attached them to the halter lest I accidentally drag on her mouth.
See the rest of Sarah’s review at her blog, A Soft Spot For Stars.
If you’ve got a colorful horse, he deserves colorful tack–even tack that matches him! Sandy sent us these great photos of the two-color Western bridle she ordered during our Autumn Sale!
In many ways, reins are the most important pieces of safety equipment you have. That’s why it’s important they both be 1) strong and 2) unlikely to slip through your fingers.
Ashley at the Go Pony blog recently reviewed our riding reins with Super Grip overlay, and we’re happy to say she found them as tough as we do.
If you’re a competitive trail or endurance rider, take a peek at the Go Pony blog. Ashley has done it all in the equine world – Western, English, and now endurance with her two ponies, Mimi and Liberty.
“The super-grip is really comfortable, and the grip is pony-tested — this is the only thing I can use on her that won’t rub blisters on my fingers.
Like all beta, it is ridiculously easy to take care of — wipe down, spray, or dunk in a bucket, and let drip dry.
Overall, I found them to be a very solid option, and very budget-friendly. Turnaround time was incredibly fast; the reins were shipped out the next day after I ordered them.”
Get your own set of beta biothane reins here.
See the full review here.