Horse Tack

Black Leather with Exotic Leather Brow Bands


$90.00

  • Details
    These leather dressage/show brow bands are very unique with exotic leather--real lizard and snake skin--wrapped over flexible tubing for a colorful inset in black cowhide.

    There is a choice of color and species, and without padding "basic", or lambskin wrapped padding or patent leather wrapped padding.

    The brow band is made with black cowhide main band framing the beads that are strung with strong bead wire and stitched to strong goatskin strip, which is then layered under the cowhide so the slot only shows the beads themselves, and sandwiched between the main band and the lambskin wrapped padding, ensures the beads won't work loose and comfort for your horse.

    The four options shown are:

    >Cream & black lizard, basic lining, size FULL (16")
    >Teal lizard, basic lining, size COB (15 1/4")
    >Teal lizard, lambskin wrapped padding, size COB-FULL (15 1/2")
    >Pink water snake, patent wrapped padding, size FULL (16")

    The band is made with top quality glazed cowhide, 7/8" wide, and the padded bands are wider--the pink snake is 1 1/16" and the teal lizard is 1 3/16" wide as the padding extends beyond the main cowhide.

    The inset is 10" long and 3/8" wide to show the exotic leather covered soft and flexible surgical tubing. The exotic leather goes under the band, and sandwiched with glue and stitching to the main band, and either the basic calfskin lining, or the wrapped padding, which is secured with glue and edge stitching.

    The loop ends leave about 1 1/2" open to accommodate most bridles, but if you need something different, please make a custom request. The loop end is skived and overlaps the lining for a smooth and clean finish against your horse's head.

    For the padded versions, either fine black lambskin or patent pigskin is wrapped around Landau neoprene padding, and the width extends about 1/8" on either side of the main cowhide to provide a soft edge reveal, and more comfort for the horse. All layers are then stitched together and ends of the lambskin are overlapped by the ends of the cowhide which creates the loops, for a smooth transition.

    I can make a custom version to fit your horse if one of these sizes doesn't work or is not in the color/padding combination you want.

    The headstall loop has been embossed with my o:WILBUR brand, and size stamp inside. Note the vintage headstall/bit shown used as a prop is not included.

    If you want gift presentation I can provide the brow band in a round wooden "cheese" box, suitable for gift presentation and storage, which has a leather label embossed with my logo and affixed with antique brass rivets--but this option will require shipping in a Region Rate box, so I'll have to quote the price for this upgrade--alas this box will not fit in the small flat rate box, which is the shipping upgrade offered within the listing.
  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from United States

    Processing time

    1-3 business days

    Customs and import taxes

    Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

    Payment Options

    Secure options
    • Accepts Etsy gift cards

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

    Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

    Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    • Items on sale

    Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

    Questions about your order?

    Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    Privacy policy

    I only use your address for shipping, and only contact you regarding your order (usually per Etsy convo), or from conversations that you have initiated.

    I respect your information, and do not share it with anyone, outside of what is necessary to create your order's shipping label--and nearly all are via Etsy labels, so it's information you have already placed in the Etsy system.

    I do retain hard copies of order and label receipts for a time necessary for my tax processing, but I then do shred these hard copies.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Custom and personalized orders

    Yes, most items can be made in a custom version per your color/size preference.

    Custom and personalized orders

    Most guitar straps & even other items can have a name, image or some small message added to them via silk screen, laser etching. I have created a listing "custom artwork on plain leather strap" for this on guitar straps, but please convo me if you're interested in this option on other items, or have other questions.