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What do you call the little screw things which you fasten a bridle together with?
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RacingSnake · 13/05/2010 21:49

Help! Last week I assembled a bridle for a friend, using little screw like things to join the straps, which you had to do up with a screw driver. I obviously didn't do one up properly and when we went out today the bit fell off as a screw had gone! I feel guilty and feel I should replace lost screw-thing. What are they called and where can you buy a packet of them?

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Pixel · 13/05/2010 22:25

Sorry I haven't a clue, never heard of them. I've only ever seen buckles or stud billet things. Was it a special kind of bridle?

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Pixel · 13/05/2010 22:33

Just found this, it mentions 'Chicago screws' if that's any help.
this mentions them also so I assume it's a western thing? HTH.

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Pixel · 13/05/2010 22:37

these?. (I'm on a mission now LOL).

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RacingSnake · 13/05/2010 23:04

That's the ones! And it could be a Western thing, as she has a mini Western saddle for the pony. Didn't realise they were unusual - thought everyone would say 'Oh, they are called xxx of course and you buy them by the kilo from any good horse feed shop.'
Thank you!!

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Pixel · 13/05/2010 23:16

Well at least I've learnt something.

And definitely western, I was looking to see how you'd get them in the UK as I thought they might have a different name (used to work for a fixings company and did many a stocktake but had never heard of them) and found this site.

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Fluffyone · 14/05/2010 17:39

They aren't unusual in western bridles. I prefer the ones that just have a strip of latigo through loops, you just do a single knot at the side. The screws do need checking from time to time as they can come undone.

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RacingSnake · 14/05/2010 18:42

Thank you very much! I ordered from the site Pixel found and (I hope) a Chicago screw is at this very minute winging its way here. Job done. Fluffy, obviously you are right - screws need checkin!

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MitchyInge · 14/05/2010 23:38

do they come in pink?

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Fluffyone · 16/05/2010 18:05

Pink nail varnish on the end maybe??

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