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Padded Replacement Leather Crown Piece

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Did your horse break the leather safety release on his halter?

The Replacement Leather Crown Piece is 23" long and is for halters with a break away leather crown piece. Neoprene Padded. Brown or Black.

Please note, all breakaways halters will release at different degrees of pressure under different circumstances.

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    Padded Replacement Leather Crown Piece is rated 4.6829 out of 5 by 41.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Purchased a month ago. I didn't think I would like the neoprene lining ... it's hot in Florida, but it doesn't seem to be causing any skin irritation. Good size--lots of options (we're on the smallest holes) and sufficient quality of leather. Very fairly priced. I am going to order a backup with my next smartpacks.
    Date published: 2015-08-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice replacement Good replacement for a broken crown piece. Not the best quality and I'm not a fan of the type of padding, wouldnt look right with a really nice halter, but is great for a break away or just a around the barn halter. Just not quite show quality.
    Date published: 2015-06-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful replacement Used to replace headpiece on a nylon halter. Excellent replacement. Better than the original headpiece
    Date published: 2015-04-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have for Baker breakaway halter This replacement crown is an absolutely necessity for the Baker breakaway halter. I ordered the halter a few years ago, and when my horse jumped back while hand walking (and I'm a very small person), the crown it came with immediately snapped in half and I had a loose horse. I ordered this replacement crown for the halter and it's been perfect. I've had two break and only when they were supposed to. My horse came to me with a bad habit of pulling back while tied/cross tied, and this replacement crown has the perfect amount of hold while breaking at the right time. He very rarely pulls back now. It's beautiful and looks great on the Baker halter. I always keep a spare in my tack locker in case my gelding decides today is the day cross ties are scary! They hold up really well too. My last one lasted for about a year until he pulled back pretty hard with the farrier a month ago.
    Date published: 2015-03-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was soo happy to find this- at long last! Have been looking for this as a replacement for anoth halter. And looking. And looking! SmartPak came through(again). I'm happy to have the extra padding at his head- especially travelling.
    Date published: 2015-03-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful and good quality, but way too small I bought this a couple of weeks ago to replace one that broke. I tried it on the horse sized leather halter and it fit on the first hole on each side. I have a 16.1 warmblood with a normal sized head.
    Date published: 2015-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Ordered this after my strap broke- this padded version is really nice! Really pretty dark brown color and so far is holding up well. Happy I went with this version over the regular replacement pice.
    Date published: 2014-11-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice quality supple leather Ordered this to replace a broken crown piece and I like it more than the original crown piece! Soft and supple, and the padded part is soft as well.
    Date published: 2014-11-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really great, simple piece! Bought this to replace a broken strap on a really nice, quality padded leather halter of mine. I was skeptical and planned it as a quick fix until I could replace the halter since I was certain it wouldn't match, but it looks great. The leather is nice and thick, not the thin stuff of traditional "breakaway halters" (but the neoprene is not sewn where the crown piece buckles, so it is still "breakaway"). The neoprene is not cheap at all, and looks like leather from any distance. I'm pleased with the purchase.
    Date published: 2014-11-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacement piece. I bought this to replace a leather padded crown piece. It was very well made and attractive. A great alternative!
    Date published: 2014-08-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice replacement option I bought this crown piece to replace when my horse broke his on cross ties. It's a heavier duty leather than what the halter came with. I like the heavier leather, I think it would break if he got caught on something in turnout, but if he tosses his head in cross ties it looks like it will hold up. As far as sizing I still have one more hole left on each side and he usually wears warmblood/oversize halters and bridles adjusted to almost the biggest setting. Unless you have a draft or an exceptionally long faced horse I'd think this piece will fit.
    Date published: 2014-03-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product When your horse's halter crown piece gives way and breaks, the leather crown piece from SmartPak is an excellent replacement. Top quality.
    Date published: 2013-09-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice value Great way to solve a broken halter. Not the best quality leather in the world, but reasonably priced. Fits is average for a horse sized halter.
    Date published: 2013-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Substantial! Love this crown piece. I got it after my baker halter snapped. The baker crown piece was really flimsy and this makes the halter really lovely. Great price too
    Date published: 2013-05-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great product, runs very short I purchased this to convert a non_ breakaway halter into a safety halter. I replaced the crown but had to add another buckle because it was so short. Very nice quality though, looks like it will hold up well. The neoprene is a great addition and the leather looks top notch. But my 16 hand thoroughbred is not that big and this was still too short.
    Date published: 2013-01-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Nice enough and well made, but it seems to either be too long or needs more holes punched. I have it on the top hole on both sides on my average head sized horse. Would like more adjust-ability. Frustratingly the top hole on one side is covered up by the neoprene padding so it is not useable. Seems to be poor attention to detail on someone's part.
    Date published: 2012-11-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacement piece This piece even better than leather. It's a little sturdier and doesn't break as easily as leather.
    Date published: 2012-05-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! Where have these been all my life? No more stiff, ugly, cheapo replacement breakaway crown pieces on MY darling's halters! Just because we need safety, doesn't mean we need to live without comfort and elegance, now does it. Bought my youngster's first "big boy" halter, bought the nameplate for field turnout at the trainer's, saw this and ordered it, I am delighted! Soft, richly grained black leather, even the holes are crisply punched! Nice generously padded crown area with textured neoprene. Looks rich on navy/brass nylon halter. Kept the plain leather one that came with halter for the spare. You will be happy with this.
    Date published: 2012-03-10
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Only for small horses I bought this for my average sized horse and it was way too small and had to return it. Must be cob sized. Good quality though!
    Date published: 2011-05-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too small!! Great quality and value, but only comes in horse size. Bummer. It was too small for the horse I purchased it for, but it will be fine to have on hand for my smaller horses. I purchased the same crown piece at my local feed store in a Warmblood size and it fits perfectly. SmartPak should definitely carry more sizes, as I know there are a lot of big and tall horses out there!
    Date published: 2011-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal I bought this replacement crown for my gelding's leather halter after he broke it pulling back in the crossties. Brat. I didn't want to dispose of the halter as it was quality and decided it was just as easy to order a replacement crown. I was very happy when it arrived. Good quality and affordable in case I have to replace the replacements.
    Date published: 2011-02-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits perfectly on my exsisting halter and looks great.
    Date published: 2011-01-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great crown piece I've been buying this halter brand for years with a removable padded crown piece and a padded nose band. This is the first crown I've ever had to replace, and happily I found the original brand replacement at Smartpak. The good news is that it really works the way it should--if your horse panics, it will break. The other good news is that because it is good quality heavy leather it really lasts a long time. Highly recommend for safety and durability.
    Date published: 2010-12-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Fix A great way to fix a leather turnout halter. It is nicely padded and breathable. I wouldn't say high quality leather, but perfect considering the price. It's a standard length to fit a horse size halter. I'm sure it will break if my horse gets stuck on the fence again, which is exactly what it's supposed to do!
    Date published: 2010-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of safety equipment I use nylon halters with break away leather crown pieces for everyday turnout use. I ordered this replacement crown piece for a halter whose crown piece had broken away one to many times and was becoming too short. THIS crown piece was a much higher quality crown piece than what came with the halter from a different company. The leather is a nice thickness and quality and the padding over the poll area provides a comfortable fit. In the future I will order all replacement crown pieces from this site.
    Date published: 2010-05-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Quality My gelding has been wearing this crownpiece on his turnout halter for over a month now, and it has not rubbed his sensitive skin a bit. It fits him well and is very durable. I'm very happy with this crownpiece!
    Date published: 2010-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I am very happy with this crown piece. It is so much nicer than the one the halter came with originally and fits much better. I haven't had it very long, but it appears to be well made and, hopefully, will do its job well.
    Date published: 2010-01-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from better than the original I had to buy a replacement crown piece for a breakaway halter. The original crown was a simple strap of leather with no padding and it was very long. This new one is the perfect size and the padded crown is a nice addition. The padded piece does not slide around like some which I find annoying as they never seem to be in the right spot of the crown meaning they have to be adjusted every time it is put on.
    Date published: 2009-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed My original halter crownpiece broke - as it should have - when my mare jerked back in the crossties. This is a great replacement and will last me (hopefully) a long time.
    Date published: 2009-11-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It Soft, comfortable, well padded break away crown for my body sensitive pony. He's often turned out in a small paddock with many trees, and other obstacles, so a breakaway halter is a must, but he's a 'sensitive' boy. The regular leather crowns that come with the feed store halters are very rough cut. This is lovely! Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2009-09-14
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