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post #1 of 13 Old 06-06-2012, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Question What Brand Dressage Bridle?

There are so many bridles available, I am having a hard time deciding which is the best for the money.
I like the look of the thicker noseband as it looks more professional to me. Prefer solid black. I will only be showing Intro for now. I want real leather that is supple and doesn't have to have a ton of conditioning so I can use the keepers on it.
Is there any bridle that you would recommend that is under $200 (or right around that much) that fits what I am looking for?

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-06-2012, 09:23 PM
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DD, I don't have their bridle, but I bet it should be same great quality as reins (I have several pairs, one for my show bridle) and breastplates I've seen in Dover. Nunn Finer! Nunn Finer Brentina Bridle @ Adams Horse and Pet Supply

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I love my Anky, I paid AU$219 for it, lovely leather, all double stitched edging, mono-headpiece, padded noseband etc. etc. I would highly recommend them.
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Don't get a Collegiate one, I HATE mine. Stiff, icky and hard to do up.

I have a Bobby's leather one that I really like and wasn't that expensive.
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I have the same Anky as Kayty as I adore it. I also have a Jeremy and Lord and it's really good too, but it just isn't the same quality as the Anky. The Anky came free with my dressage saddle and I paid $115 for the J&L.

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I've heard good things about FSS

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I love my FSS as well ;) Lovely soft leather!!

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I really rate Antares and Passier- but they tend to be very expensive.
I would suggest just looking for a good quality leather bridle that matches your saddle with very little 'bling'.
Bling can simply highlight any errors or deficiencies such as head-tilting etc.
Also remember that a 'thinner' bridle can give an the illusion that your horse is lighter in your hands (and we all know that sometimes we need that help!!). But of course, it must simply be well fitting and suit your horse.
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post #9 of 13 Old 06-07-2012, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your opinions! I have a thinner bridle now, but have noticed that most of the riders I have seen in competitions (I haven't competed yet) have the thicker ones.
Again, thank you all for your help!!! :-D

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post #10 of 13 Old 06-07-2012, 04:58 PM
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i love love love my passier. the side pieces are narrow but sturdy and the noseband is wide and well padded while the browband is thin and has a row of crystals. just beautiful.

i also have an FSS and it's quite nice but i really didn't like the buckles on it - just too big and ... idk cheesy maybe? the leather is quite nice and it's well made for sure - i'm just not a big fan of it on my horse. *shrug*
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