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    05-30-2012, 08:50 PM
  #11
Green Broke
Yes, Cinny is black and it would really show up. His white padded bridle really shows on him.... I think this bridle might be fun for lessons, hacking, casual clinics etc... places where his turquoise boots would be allowed too...
     
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    05-30-2012, 09:10 PM
  #12
Showing
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Originally Posted by With Grace    
I'm wondering how much of the padding would REALLY show when it's on? I say get it anyways, but that's the enabler in me talking.
I have a tobiano and his bridle is black with white piping.. and white shows up just as well as the black :)

That's a bright bridle!! I would do as Kayty does and get a black (with white padding) and then get a really schnazzy browband.
Kayty likes this.
     
    05-31-2012, 04:24 PM
  #13
Weanling
It would be fine in my area! The shows are far too small to be silly about Totally Formal Tack.
     
    05-31-2012, 04:28 PM
  #14
Weanling
LOVE the FSS bridles - have a black rolled leather one with black padding (playing safe) with the patent noseband and brow band. I love it - it's SO SNAZZY.

Rolled Crank Cavesson with Patent
     
    05-31-2012, 04:32 PM
  #15
Started
I'm not sure how well it comes across in my avatar but jager is wearing that same bridle with royal blue padding. ;)
     
    05-31-2012, 08:24 PM
  #16
Trained
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Originally Posted by minstrel    
LOVE the FSS bridles - have a black rolled leather one with black padding (playing safe) with the patent noseband and brow band. I love it - it's SO SNAZZY.

Rolled Crank Cavesson with Patent
I can't bring myself to get anything with patent leather Maybe if I had a horse with a REALLY nice head, and that was 100% consistent in the bridle - otherwise I think they just draw attention to the head and you makes it so much more obvious if there is any unsteadyness in the bridle.
And the patent riding boots.... *vomit*
     
    05-31-2012, 08:51 PM
  #17
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Kayty    
I can't bring myself to get anything with patent leather Maybe if I had a horse with a REALLY nice head, and that was 100% consistent in the bridle - otherwise I think they just draw attention to the head and you makes it so much more obvious if there is any unsteadyness in the bridle.
And the patent riding boots.... *vomit*
That's why I switched Cinny to a plain bridle from his white padded one for shows, just draws too much attention to the fact that he is running around with his head in the air like a giraffe!!
     
    05-31-2012, 09:00 PM
  #18
Trained
Good on you! It's nice to have attractive gear - but make sure it suits the horse or it ends up looking terribly tacky rather than attractive. I really think that simple elegance in dressage is the way to go. I'm a big fan of a thick noseband with this browband (if the horse's head suits). If you have contact issues, don't go for a super bling browband, it just does you and the horse a disfavour. Use the bling bridle/browband when you've mastered contact as a reward!
     
    05-31-2012, 09:11 PM
  #19
Green Broke
Our current one is very very plain, has a wide noseband and browband... his head is shaped a little funny between the eyes, it sort of bulges out I guess, and the wider browbands sort of mask it LOL.
     
    06-01-2012, 03:22 AM
  #20
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Kayty    
I can't bring myself to get anything with patent leather Maybe if I had a horse with a REALLY nice head, and that was 100% consistent in the bridle - otherwise I think they just draw attention to the head and you makes it so much more obvious if there is any unsteadyness in the bridle.
And the patent riding boots.... *vomit*
See, with Fitz, I'd rather draw attention to his head than his back end... his head is very pretty (he's a bit of a stunner in general when he's moving out, to be honest) and he's nice and consistent. He still doesn't get quite as much hind end engagement as I'd like, doesn't quite track up, though, as he can be just a bit lazy if he's in the mood - so attention to his head is fine by me!

I also use it for show jumping and working hunter, where a bit of flash is always good (:. Agree about the boots though, plus they'd be SO HARD to keep clean and smart-looking...
     

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