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        04-18-2009, 11:57 AM
    Bit / Bridle problem -- help!

    My sisters got me a bridle I have been wanting for a long time for my horse, Splash. But its to big for him.
    The problem is that I ride him with a d-ring snaffle and the rings add too much length to it. Because if I hold the rings up it fits is there a snaffle that ends farth down towards his mouth or something that isnt so big? I'm not sure if that makes sense or not... but I need some help asap.. thanks!
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        04-18-2009, 12:01 PM
    I would get a leather punch, and punch new holes so it can be adjusted a bit more. That's what I had to do with mine to make it fit my little girl. Hope that helps.
        04-18-2009, 12:04 PM
    If its leather you can punch more holes to take it up some. I have a leather punch that looks like this:

    If its nylon or web you can use a large nail, an ice pick or a wood burner to melt extra holes in it

    If its way to big you might want to see if you can return it for a smaller size
        04-18-2009, 12:05 PM
    There isnt any room because there are studs there and then the 1 ear peice on the one side...
        04-18-2009, 12:08 PM
    This is the bridle I have. I have it moved all the way up and there is only about a 1/2" if that of leather to punch. But then the buckle is going to be RIGHT there... .

        04-18-2009, 12:09 PM
    Sounds like its way to big. Can you return it for a smaller one?
    Other than that the only thing I can think of is taking it to a leather shop and having it remade. That would get expensive though
        04-18-2009, 12:12 PM
    Wow that's really pretty and looks expensive. I would try to exchange it rather than modify it yourself. If you punch holes in it they won't take it back

    ETA:I guess you could look for a smaller D snaffle
        04-18-2009, 12:14 PM
    They got it off of ebay, and the return policy was for only 7 days. Poop. My other bridle is horse size thought and fits. Grr.. :'(
        04-18-2009, 12:17 PM
    Thanks. I love it!
    Actually for a leather bridle its a pretty good deal.. here is the link. They all end for 29.99 most of the time, if not they always list more. Is about 40.00 with shipping total.

    BRIDLE WESTERN LEATHER HEADSTALL CRYSTALS LIME BLING - eBay (item 280334521870 end time Apr-19-09 01:35:12 PDT)

    BRIDLE WESTERN LEATHER HEADSTALL REINS CLEAR CRYSTAL - eBay (item 260394941448 end time Apr-19-09 14:48:30 PDT)

    I like it other than its too big. But he's got a small head.
        04-18-2009, 03:26 PM
    If you can't return it, you can maybe punch holes on the side that doesn't have the ear loop. Also, on most one ears, the loops slides, so maybe you can slide it over and then punch holes?

    Sorry about this. :\

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