Lucia and Cactus have had the honour of testing Mark's new Two Horse Tack bridle for the horses that come in for breaking and schooling. We were in desperate need of a new bridle (I may have lightly trashed one falling off Pampita) and we were keen to get back to a synthetic one as they do get used and abused here. With horses coming in from other yards a bridle that can be dunked in a bucket of Hibiscrub is no bad idea.
So, being the shrinking wall flowers that we are we decided to go for purple and then we went for the medieval style (similar to the Argentine halters our horses wear) made by Two horse Tack in Kentucky. First impression is it is a great colour and a lovely pliable Beta BioThane, soft and supple and easy to fit and adjust.
We decided to go for a standing martingale as at present they only offer a running or standing option and we prefer a bib martingale for our breakers, the standing martingale being more use on the ponies in for polo schooling. It seems to be a good size easily adjusting from the long neck of Cactus to the chunkier neck of Lucia.
Even taking into account customs charges the bridles are excellent value and as soon as I've mucked out the dumping ground that our tack room has become we will be back to buy a couple more. If anyone else is interested its worth checking out Two Horse Tack's website as they do run contests, giveaways and discount codes on a regular basis. They do a full range of English and Western tack, in more subtle colours and even less subtle colours depending on your taste.
I had to laugh at Lucia truly embracing her war horse mentality. As she cantered towards me for a head on galloping shot, I thought "wow she looks close through this zoom lens" then Mark shouted "Mooooove!!"