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  • How do i know what size bridle will fit my horse
  • What size cinch do i need for my peruvian paso

 
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    09-06-2010, 03:37 PM
  #1
Yearling
Bridle Size Help

Hey I recently got a Peruvian Paso/Arabian cross gelding with a little head LOL.
He has more of an arabian shaped head, none of my average horse head stalls are small enough, so I don't know if I need a pony size?
I measured with bailing twine from one corner of his mouth around his ears and to the other corner of his mouth and it was about 41 inches.
I will most likely get a western style headstall even though I ride english I am just going to trail ride him and western are usually cheaper.
Any advise is apreciated
Thanks :)

(I attached some pictures of his head so you can see the shape also he is large pony sized/ 14hh if that has any effect)
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    09-09-2010, 08:14 PM
  #2
Trained
Hmmm...well ig he is not a full size he may be a cob...my mare has a small head and she is a cob (english hanoverian bridle) but I don't really know anythig about western bridles so I can't help you there.
By the way nice horse, I always wanted a peruvian paso :P
     
    09-09-2010, 08:43 PM
  #3
Weanling
I just posted on this a couple days ago
Cob vs Full bridles

My boy is exactly in between horse and cob size. My best suggestion to you is to find a store that will let you return the bridle if it doesn't fit. Take one home, try it on, then if it's not fitting right, swap it.
You might also find that one bridle mostly fits, but you have to replace a part or two (e.g. You might need to get a full bridle but replace the noseband with a cob size).

As others pointed out to me in the other thread, you might find the sizing varies based on manufacturer. So it's hard to know without actually trying it.

You probably don't want pony size. It's smaller than cob.
     
    09-11-2010, 10:35 PM
  #4
Green Broke
If it's just for trail riding and such. Just get a horse size bridle and punch some holes in the leather. It'll be easier. And i'm assuming the bridles arn't THAT much bigger. And it saves you from having to buy another bridle.
     
    09-20-2010, 07:28 PM
  #5
Foal
Omg I am so glad I am not the only one with this problem. I have a 3 year old. My horse sized briddles are to big. I tried to punch more holes in them, but the buckles are as high as they can go without interfering with the brow band. The bridle is to long from the buckles to the bit. A pony bridle is to small in the brow band. According to my local tack store they don't make cob sized western bridles. If you find something that works please let me know!
     
    09-20-2010, 10:03 PM
  #6
Green Broke
I bought a mini bridle for my colt just to try on him and get him to the feel in his mouth. And the browband was way to short. Try getting a slip ear bridle. Or one ear bridle instead of bridle with a brow band?? For my colt I just cut the browband off. Or if you get a bridle with a brow band you could always just take it off as well.
     

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