So anyway, I could only find these sold alone from a European website, but hey, it's before the tariffs start so no biggie. Also no hurry since it was winter when all of this was happening. What I didn't love about the Dy'on bridle was that the cheek piece buckle was really high, like above the eye. So I thought maybe if I got a cob it would sit better. But I knew these were going to take awhile to come in, and I wasn't positive that would work, so I ordered horse and cob. In both colors. Yeah. Four of them. Shut up. Best to be prepared!
Next I decided I should get crown pieces too so I found some I liked on ebay for pretty cheap. I got a black and brown, and they were lovely. I already had the browbands I wanted to use, so that was all I needed! Eventually everything came in. Turned out the crown pieces didn't match that well. The black was fine, but the brown wasn't. And then the browbands were kind of too big because the bridle they came on initially was wider. It would work once on though since the horse's face would hold it up. But I did find that annoying.
Meanwhile, at this point Rio was out of work so I never really got to try them anyway. Fast forward a few months and guess what was back on the market?! The PS of Sweden Hackamore. Still more than I wanted to spend though. I had a semi- ok set up and wasn't riding anyway.
But like... I couldn't stop thinking about it. And while stalking the hackamore online I discovered that the Bossy Bridle sold the PS of Sweden bridle parts! Sooooo.... I could get just the cheek pieces and the crown piece (because they needed to fit AND match for crying out loud) for cheaper than the whole bridle. I had the browbands and hackamores already. I've been hoarding my money from Used Horse Stuff forever and have way more than I needed in my square account from there to pay for the parts.... So you can figure what happened.
I'm waiting impatiently for the parts to arrive so I can rebuild my bridles. And then I had a realization. I didn't have another browband for the unicorn hackamore! The horror! So I'm currently in talks with Dark Jewel Designs to remedy that. I imagine that will be ready around the same time the parts finally arrive (I think they are coming from Sweden).
So basically, at this point, I've probably spent like $1500 bucks on three hackamores that I can't even actually use. Which, if I'd just bought the PS of Sweden bridles in the first place it would have cost like half that. And THAT my friends is today's confession.
I know. Ridiculous. And so much for being frugal. But I think they're going to be beautiful! At least I hope so since they're basically just going to be wall hangings in my tack room. Perhaps we should start a tack ho support group. Because clearly I'm teetering on the edge of the deep end here. Anyone else?