As you might know, I just recently started riding -- had my sixth lesson today. Right now I am riding a school horse but looking into leasing sometime next year, I hope. The thing is, the school bridles SUCK. They're really hard and very difficult to work with and adjust. I'm considering buying an economical bridle (I saw one on SmartPak, a Plymouth, or maybe one from eBay) so that I can take proper care of it and not have to struggle so much with the darn things.
I talked to another rider today and she said that if I get the horse size, I'll probably be OK if I am riding a different horse.
I suppose I'd also need to buy a bit, but the bits seem specific to the horses there. I could ask my instructor about this.
So, would buying a bridle now be really stupid? Should I just wait? Or is it one of those things that can go from horse to horse pretty easily?