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RE: [RC] Safety re: Biothane headstalls and tack - Sarah seashols

Good biothane workmanship will break at the stitching when it needs to – I just sent my sidepull bridle back to Sportack for repair because my gelding pulled back when he panicked, and it broke at the stitching, releasing him.  (Lesson learned – don’t use expensive halter bridles as everyday halters, unless you have money to burn!)


Queso (that flyspray was really scary!)



From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dana
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 12:09 AM
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [RC] Safety re: Biothane headstalls and tack


Coming out of the shadows here...  I like biothane/Zilco for the ease of keeping, but I always choose leather for safety reasons... if my horse ever dumps me and takes off, at least he has a better chance of survival  if he has leather on.


The leather bridle will snap if he gets caught on something, vs. indestructible biothane that will just keep him standing there forever... the leather reins will break if he steps on them, vs. the biothane that will break his jaw before they would break... and at least one leather off billet (western saddle) that will break and allow the saddle to fall off if he should get caught up in something. Biothane/Zilco just won't break, which is part of it's appeal, but also it's downfall.


Back to lurking -- Dana




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[RC] Safety re: Biothane headstalls and tack, Dana