Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USDF Region 1, USEA Area 2, USEF Zone 3 - Maryland
I evented BN all 3 phases in a Wintec for a year, then did a year in a Pessoa close contact, and then bought a dressage saddle. So, I've used 2 saddles for the past 3 to 4 years or so. I just bought a Berney Bros monoflap saddle for one of my horses, haven't tossed it on my "eventer", but if it fits, I'd be tempted to use it at shows - taking my count up to 3.
Bridles... I use 2 or 3, depending on how Beau is. There's his dressage bridle with a double jointed loose ring snaffle. Then a flash bridle with a full cheek Dr. Bristol that I jump stadium with sometimes. For XC he gets a figure 8 bridle with a gag bit, but sometimes we use that in stadium too, because (1) he's SO forward at shows, I can't rate him enough between jumps with the Dr. Bristol without being really hard in his mouth and (2) we often don't have time to change tack between xc and stadium, so we stadium jump in xc gear. So, 2/3 bridles, depending on the day.
-Melanie Mom to 3 bays: Beau, Daisy & Cavalina