Look at what Chrome finally got!! A leather halter of his very own (actually the first leather halter I've ever owned-he's spoiled)! And it's not even his birthday yet lol. A friend of mine got an awesome assistant training job out of state so he had a tack sale of all of the things he no longer used and didn't want to take with him. I only spent $34 and check out what all I got!!
So handsome in his new (to us) leather halter! I can't figure out what kind it is because the only words in it are Full. Oh and by the way a full is way too big for him!! I'm going to have to put holes in it. That's why I took the pictures from the right side because I had to rig it to keep it on. It has a single crown buckle, a throatlatch snap, an adjustable nose, a padded nose and crown, brass hardware and no rolled leather anywhere. If you can figure out what kind it is I'll bow to the master!! The cheapest I've found a leather halter is $40 and I paid $7 so I call it a win! It's only slightly scuffed in places (mainly the nose) and slightly cracked on the chin, but otherwise in great condition, especially once I've conditioned it a few more times. It looks great on him, in my biased opinion.
One more picture in the halter.
The second item is a full sized Kieffer bridle that I paid twelve dollars for! I looked at all the Kieffer bridles and I'm 99.9% sure it's an Anja (LINK). It has an adjustable crown (which the Anja is the only one I've found with that kind of crown) and a crank noseband with flash. The bridle is missing the cheekpieces, bit and flash, so basically it's a noseband with browband and throatlatch, but that works perfectly for my bitless preference. It also came with webbed reins, but I haven't attached them yet. Also forgive me I haven't cleaned the bridle yet... or the horse haha! The cheapest I can find the bridle is $200, so at $12 even with the missing bit, cheekpieces and flash it's still a great deal. :) Also there is nothing stopping me from putting a bit on it in the future if I want to. The funny thing is it's a full size and it fits him perfectly. :)
Is he not cute?? I'm so happy to have a backup bridle.
One question, do I need to lower it one hole?
I can fit two fingers between his cheek and the noseband.
The web reins. I love that it has the little leather pieces (what are those called?) so I can keep my hands even on the reins as we work on contact. My laced reins are kind of a guessing game lol.
It has the dreaded hook studs, but I'm putting clips on like with my other bridle so it's okay. :)
Here is a picture of the rest of the stuff I got...
Two bags of electric fence insulators, two spools of electric tape (one was wrapped up not on the spool so I left it out of the picture), a sweat scraper and a lead rope. The original price on the electric tape is $25 a piece and the insulators are $10 a piece. I'm not sure how much the sweat scraper and lead rope cost originally. I got it all for $15. So I got approx. $300 worth of stuff for $35! Definitely a score! :D
I just realized I didn't post a close up of the halter from the side, so here is a crappy almost from the side picture hehe. Look at his eyelashes! :)