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#1 Timberlace

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:33 PM

I have a new jr horse and need to buy him a better bosal than the one I currently have. Looking for recommendations. Or if any one has a used set I would be interested.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:44 AM

Steve Guitron - he has a website

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:54 AM

http://www.customrawhide.com/

be sure to get the one with the "firm" rawhide core - - it will allow you to shape it and will hold the shape better and longer

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:00 AM

Thanks, I have already called Steve, am sending him a photo of my colts head and we are custom making him one. Appreciate the help.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 01:10 PM

This really helped a good friend of mine too, thanks all.
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#6 BusyGal

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:04 PM

If you really want a quality piece call Gail Hought. She lives in Northern California. I know her and her husband well and they are really nice people. Her braiding is museum quality. I am honored to own one of her bosals.
http://www.hought.com/tbosal.htm

#7 sierratrailrider

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:21 PM

Bill Black's custom-made bosals are considered the best of the serious working bosals. You can see one on the bay horse beside this note and in the photo below. This one was made for the measurements of this horse and is quite a bit smaller than off-the-rack bosals. The difference in using Bill's bosals and any other I have used over the past 50 years is night and day. The balance is PERFECT. http://www.buckarooc.../billblack.html

Gail Haught's are good, too.

Steve Guitron makes nice affordable mecates, especially the mohairs, but his hacks are average. See picture below of a Steve Guitron mohair three color 3/8ths mecate on a nice extra soft bosalita.

On the other hand, if you are looking for an Arabian "show" bosal, the ones they twist into an S shape and tighten it on the horses nose so it doesn't move? I have not a clue who makes those things. They are useless for real training and riding.

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