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    11-20-2012, 04:06 PM
Taffy these are great threads! Its nice to get a refresher course in driving since I hardly ever do it.
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    11-22-2012, 12:29 PM
I swear I'm going to plan a vacation this summer to Missouri for a week. I could learn so much from you!
    11-24-2012, 06:30 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by littrella    
I swear I'm going to plan a vacation this summer to Missouri for a week. I could learn so much from you!
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    11-24-2012, 07:37 PM
Green Broke
This bridle is a better quality bridle than the bridle in the above photos. This has regular keepers on the cheek pieces rather than box keepers. If you look at the cheek pieces the billet from the crown piece and the billet from the cheek piece that holds the bit overlap, with a box keeper they would not be able to overlap inside the box keeper and would have to "pooch out" above and/or below the box keeper, or cut the billets, never a good idea on an expensive bridle.

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I always try and get the best bridle I can afford. I got a deluxe harness and a super deluxe bridle. While the upgrade of the entire harness was $500, just the upgraded bridle was $150. It is the first thing people see and what is noticed most. Plus a well fitting bridle is a joy to both horse and driver.

The noseband is patent leather is double buckled instead of a single buckle, making for a more comfortable and better fit.


On the better bridle the noseband does not run through the cheek pieces of the bridle above the bit, but hang on its own headstall. The noseband headstall than attaches to the bridle cheek pieces at the upper buckle.
With this set up the noseband still keeps the bridle snug against the horse but does not interfere with the bit at all.


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