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Browbands, some useful information

 If you are going to the expense of having a beautiful leather browband made, don't spoil the picture by having one that doesn't fit correctly. Here is some useful information about what you need to know before ordering a handmade leather browband from the Handsome Horse.

My browbands don't come in a standard Pony, Cob, or Full size. They are all made to measure to your specific requirements.

The lengths are available in 1/4" increments, and widths in 1/8" increments. eg: 13 3/4"long X 7/8" wide.

The browband should be comfortable sitting flat across the front just below the ears, not pulling the headpiece into the ears or sagging with a gap at the front. Your new browband will probably sit out a bit to start with, until it shapes to the horses head.

To measure the length you require,  put a bridle on with a leather browband & only have one side of the head piece threaded through.(Ribbon browbands don't give an accurate measurement. they usually measure bigger) Lay the browband nicely across the horses forehead & note how much shorter or longer it needs to be, for it to fit correctly. Take the bridle off, lay the browband flat and measure from end to end. Add or subtract the noted amount of adjustment required.

Due to the variation of bridle leather colours and the inaccuracy of colours depicted in photos, it is sometimes difficult to match exactly.  If your really worried about variations in colour, the most accurate way is to send a bridle part as a sample.


Choose from an unlimited array, with new patterns evolving constantly. Some patterns have to alter slightly because of the width required. 


Personalised Name Browbands

A low maintenance, hard wearing piece of everyday equipment that looks fab when your at home and out and about. Spoil your horse or pony with a unique personalized name browband. Made to order in the colour and style of your choice. Any length or width. Contrast stitching, diamontes , removable flower sides with or without flags. There are two different design types to choose from. The name in a frame, OR the name in a frame with full length design. 

If you'd rather something that's not so personal I can accomodate for that as well!

Browband Sides

Flower Sides are a beautiful addition and easily attach with velcro to any browband. The flowers are all made by hand in any size and painted or dyed in any colour. Standard designs are carnation and rose but anything is possible. Here is a small example of some of the colours and styles available.

Available in 3 sizes:

Small: approx 4.5cm diameter , suits 7/8" & 1"wide browband
Medium: approx 5.5cm diameter, suits 1" & 1 1/8" wide browband
Large: approx 6cm diameter, suits 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" wide browband


Detachable flags are also available in any shape, size, colour & design, to match your browband.

It's only limited to your imagination so get thinking!

Looking for some more inspiration? Have a look at some of the browbands on this website

OR  go on my instagram page...