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.
We really enjoyed these photos from customer Robin Scarborough, who took her horse to an upper level classical freestyle class at the recent Potomac Valley Dressage Association Ride For Life. Robin and her horse used our bridle, long lines, and breastcollar at their show, and went with a nice bling option over a white base. We think it looks great on a dark bay!
The PVDA Ride for Life is a benefit event for the Johns Hopkins Breast Center, and has raised over $580,000 in its 12 years so far, according to its website. Two Horse Tack is proud to outfit Robin in her efforts, and we think the pair looks fantastic!
Whether you want to admit it or not, everybody has a “type.” For some, it’s tall, dark, and handsome. For others, it’s a steely fellow with a soft brown eye. And then, there are the redheads….as long as they have plenty of chrome.
If you go weak at the knees over a flashy chestnut, we’ve got the horse for you. “Stitch” is a 5-year-old mare off the track who is looking for someone who’s just her type. While racing wasn’t her thing, Stitch (known on the track as Stitch’s PublicPick) is ready for a new life of pleasure or trail riding, or possibly even some light jumping. Like some of us, Stitch is a bit of a sensitive soul—she needs someone who’s quiet and gentle in the saddle and on the ground, and in return she is happy to give affection and tries hard to please.
Stitch ran her last race at Indiana Downs in September and is currently part of New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. New Vocations retrains, rehabilitates, and rehomes Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses off the track. The program, which is based out of Ohio, has placed nearly 5,000 horses in qualified homes since 1992.
One of Stitch’s current career interests is becoming a model—here she’s seen modeling a western bridle with bling made of beta biothane from Two Horse Tack. This bridle is fully adjustable and comes in a range of colors and bling options. Best of all, it will hold up to even the dustiest of trail rides without cracking or fading, and can be rinsed under the hose to be good as new. Whoever adopts Stitch will receive a free $50 gift certificate to Two Horse Tack to keep her looking good in her next career.
To learn even more about Stitch or to inquire about adoption, click here.