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    01-06-2012, 11:45 AM
Green Broke
Bridle color, your personal opinion...

The bridle I have been showing Cinny in is well, an antique and looks like it. So, I'm opting to buy him a new one. I really really love the one I work him in on a daily basis. It's a cheaper brand, but I love the feel of the leather, it wears well,etc. My last 3 bridles have been this brand and the only reason I don't have the first two is because they went to other owners, who also love them.

So here is my dilemma. I found a style that I really really really like a lot by the same maker. I think it would look fab on him and the browband looks easy to add some bling too. But, they only come in Havanna. I have always been picky with my bridles matching the color of my saddle.

Is it really that tacky to have a Havanna bridle with a black saddle in the dressage ring?
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    01-06-2012, 01:20 PM
Cinny, I'd go for the matching color if you plan to show in it.
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    01-06-2012, 05:28 PM
Green Broke
I've contacted the maker and they just don't do it in black. I thought maybe I could pay a little extra for them to do it but I guess they just do the Havana on all of their bridles. :( Sigh, I really liked it too.
    01-06-2012, 05:31 PM
Aw I'm sorry! Maybe you could look at their other styles?

I personally love dark brown bridles with the fancy white stitching...I could literally stare at them all day, the way they look are intruginh
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    01-06-2012, 06:00 PM
Green Broke
I loooooove Havanna and that's the color of most of my tack, but not for dressage! All black tack for that

What kind of bridle was it that you were looking at? My dressage bridle is a Marcel Toulouse and I love it! So soft and it's nice and padded so my mare likes it too!

Browsing Store - M. Toulouse Euro Dressage Bridle with Covered Reins

    01-06-2012, 06:11 PM
Can you post a pic of the bridle you want that you can't get in black? Maybe someone here knows of something similar that could work for you.
    01-06-2012, 06:31 PM
Green Broke
Okay, but don't laugh. I'm on a budget and I have always had awesome luck with this brand as for wear and suppleness.... It's a Gatsby Pelham Bridle (so with the snaffle I have extra reins which are a plus). I love the price (29.99 ebay new), I love the Wider nose, I just really like it a lot.
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    01-06-2012, 06:55 PM
Would any of these work for you? I've gotten two bridles from Green River Tack before and they were both very nice quality. I don't have them anymore as I don't have the pony they were for but far as I know they're still going strong...

Flat Hunt Leather Snaffle Bridle w Laced Reins $24.99

I think the nose on this one may be too narrow...

Tory Leather Flat Fine Bridle $84.95

That's all that comes to me off the top of my head. :(
    01-06-2012, 07:01 PM
Green Broke
I really like the Tori, but the more I pay for a bridle the less I have for the other stuff and entry fees. I'm trying my hardest not to cut into Cin's emergency fund (savings for emergency vet care). I like that it buckles, that is how my current bridle is. But it also doesn't have the wider nose, and for some reason I like the way a wider nose looks on Cin, it somehow balances his face even though it doesn't seem off balance normally...but with the other bridles it does somehow look like his head is funny shaped.

The Flat hunt could work. It's just scary ordering cheaper bridles online when I don't already have experience with it. I will keep them in my list of possibilities. I might be able to do the Tori if my lead on dress boots and coat pan out.
    01-06-2012, 07:05 PM
Good luck! :)

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