Different Types of Leather Tack Qualities at Bridles & Reins

Different Types of Leather Tack Qualities at Bridles & Reins


We have been asked often about the different leather tack qualities that we use for our bridles & and other horse products and if there is any difference in their feel and touch. When it comes to real leather, the quality of the animal used and the location of where it is raised is an important distinguishing factor that makes one leather horse tack better and long-lasting than the other. Coming to the varieties, we have Vegetable Tanned Leather, Pre-Oiled Vegetable Tanned Leather, and the Italian English Leather.


Vegetable Tanned Leather


Vegetable Tanned Leather is Indian Buffalo Leather prepared through a drum dying vegetable tanning procedure which is a tanning process done using leaves and tree barks to treat the rawness of the leather hide. The natural items used for tanning makes it safe for you and your horse.

In terms of price, it is quite affordable and the leather quality is not only pleasing but even better than the bridles sold for the same price. In comparison to the different leather tack qualities, it is the most pocket-friendly option of all three with absolutely no compromise on the quality.


Pre-Oiled Vegetable Tanned Leather 


The Pre-Oiled Vegetable Tanned Leather our exceptional leather quality, surpassing traditional Vegetable Tanned Leather. Carefully selected hides yield a finer and superior product, boasting enhanced softness and durability. The tanning process used to prepare the leather hides refrains from artificial pigmentation or chemicals, ensuring a beautifully natural appearance.

This unique leather is highly responsive to conditioning and oiling and readily absorbs nourishment maintaining a timeless allure. Experience the rejuvenating effects as each conditioning session brings back its pristine look, time after time. Embrace the incomparable quality of our leather and take your equestrian journey to new heights.


Italian English Leather


Italian English Leather is an upgrade from the VT leather. It is manufactured from the European demographic cows. The leather hides are prepared with indigenous procedures and workmanship and imported from Europe . It has a premium finish and excellent quality features.

This leather is best suited for horse riders who are two or three years into their equestrian journey and want to treat themselves with something gratifying because as far as quality and feel are concerned, it is superior to the Vegetable Tanned leather.


Which one is best for you? 


If you are a beginner equestrian, we would recommend you to go for the Vegetable Tanned Leather or the Pre-Oiled Vegetable Tanned Leather if you like completely raw & natural leather since they are the best options and are really under-priced for their value.

Later on, when you are comfortable enough, you should undoubtedly try out our premium leather qualities.

The parameters which should be kept in mind are the cost and finish. The amount of expense one can afford and the leather finish needed are the two points of consideration.

We at Bridles & Reins manufacture all our leather horse tack and products using Full / Top Grain leather only, which is the best leather you can find. We assure all our customers that we are vigilant and caring regarding our quality.