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    07-19-2010, 05:15 PM
Bridles, Bridles, Bridles...

So I got my Dover catalog the other day, and I was looking through it and noticed that they have AMAZING deals on bridles. I have a bridle, and I like it, but it's not padded and a little beat up. My Birthday is coming up, so I thought that I would put these on the forum to see if any of them are actually good bridles.

1. Suffolk Fancy Snaffle Bridle
List Price- $59.95
Sale For- $29.90

2. Suffolk Plain Snaffle Bridle
List Price- $54.95
Sale For- $29.90

3. Suffolk Premier Fancy-Stitched Bridle
List Price- $89.95
Sale For- $39.90

Has anyone heard any good things about these bridles? Do you think it would be worth it to buy another bridle when I already have a functional one?
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    07-19-2010, 06:07 PM
I bought this one:
Dover Saddlery | Suffolk Dressage Bridle .

The quality was poor. It was stiff, smelly, and a bit cracked when I took it out of the package. I bought the black and white dressage bridle by Suffolk, and you could tell the white was painted on--already flaking off a bit when I unwrapped it. I ended up returning it, and buying this bridle:

Dover Saddlery | Horseware Amigo Event Bridle .

I absolutely love this one! It is soft, supple and of excellent quality. The buckles are easy to function and adjust. It has beautiful craftsmanship. This bridle cost more than I had hoped on spending, but it is well worth it.

...and you can never have too many for every occasion!
    07-19-2010, 06:44 PM
Suffolk bridles are hit or miss in my opinion. I have seen some that look fair, but require a lot of oil. Others are VERY stiff. They make fine schooling bridles, but I would most likely not compete in them though.
    07-19-2010, 09:28 PM
I've looked at Suffolk when I was in Dover in person looking for the bridle. They are indian-made, stiff, and not smooth on touch (you can tell the leather is junk).

Angel, you are in MD, right? I'd suggest to go to Dover in person (there are 2 in area) - sometime they have amazing in-store close-outs on bridles, or go to Gayers Saddlery. While the Gayers hm-hm is a funny place to deal with they have very nice deals as well. I got my european-made dressage bridle there for I believe $70, brand new, nice leather, and even my instructor commented on how nice it is.
    07-20-2010, 04:49 PM
My hubby has just made this one today, it is soo plain for us lol Here is the link for you to look at xx
Handmade English Leather Bridle with stainless steel on eBay (end time 19-Aug-10 20:15:05 BST)
    07-20-2010, 07:26 PM
Green Broke
Sulfolks are imported from India. Not good quality. IMO, they are priced right at $30-40. I wouldn't pay more than that for one.
    07-20-2010, 07:51 PM
I have this bridle and use it for schooling .. it took a little to get it broken in but after a few good oils and using it- I like it. It isn't the BEST bridle but is good for at home...

Dover Saddlery | Collegiate Fancy Raised Bridle .

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