Western bridle while riding english?

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    11-13-2009, 02:19 PM
Western bridle while riding english?

I recently saw in a magazine a girl who had one champion at her show, but she was riding in a western bridle? She had english reins too I believe ..

I've always loved the look of western bridles .. So can you show with a western bridle and english saddle? Even if it wouldn't match as well .. it seemed that's what this girl was doing?
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    11-13-2009, 03:08 PM
Green Broke
What was she compeating in?
    11-13-2009, 03:24 PM
Can you scan the picture in so we can see what you are talking about?

I can not think of an occasion that it is OK to show in a western bridle in an English tack. Even in the HUS classes at breed shows where they are really riding Western in English tack it is all English tack.
    11-15-2009, 09:43 PM
Unfortunately I cannot put it up :/ Sorry no scanner
    11-16-2009, 04:53 PM
I did it for years on trails. Never in the show ring though. I don't like western bridles but they were the only thing that fit Cougy that I had. He looked pretty cute in all that bling.
    11-16-2009, 05:06 PM
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Are you sure it wanst a blinged out english bridle?
    11-16-2009, 06:10 PM
By western do you mean just without a noseband? I'm trying to picture this bridle :). If you mean no noseband, I'm not sure about rated shows, but my friend shows her Arab gelding in a bridle like that, but it's just schooling shows because he's still in training. I'm not sure about rated shows with western bridles...
    11-16-2009, 10:17 PM
Green Broke
I think you would get bombarded with mean comments at a rated show for no noseband.
    11-18-2009, 12:43 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
I think you would get bombarded with mean comments at a rated show for no noseband.

Unless she was on a jumper.

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