Join Date: May 2010
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Hey, I know this is an old thread, but I thought I'd pipe in. My mom and I selected this brand bridle (from this seller) for my daughter for her birthday as a nice schooling dressage bridle for her (she just turned 8). We chose this because a) it's sizes actually fit my daughter's pony's hard to fit head, and b) it was inexpensive and would match the nice black Thorowgood synthetic saddle my husband and I bought for her birthday. As I use Crosby, Collegiate, Courbette, and HDR tack on my personal horse, I'm very familiar with high quality leather. (I prefer to buy inexpensive or moderately used higher quality bridles for schooling to save my nice brand stuff for shows) We were pleasantly surprised when the bridle arrived. The leather was actually not half bad! No, it's not a Courbette bridle...but it's not that horrible cheap leather that feels like...thick paper (if you KWIM...i HATE those bridles). It got even nicer after she oiled it as well. So, if you're looking for a nice bridle for schooling or schooling shows...GO FOR IT! It's not a bad price at all!