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    09-15-2012, 09:34 PM
  #1
Yearling
Does her halter bridle fit?

I commissioned a new halter bridle for Clementine this last week, and I love it. My only concern is with the leather bit going around her nose and back around her head. Do you think it's too close to her eye? I have looked up a few other pics and they seem to vary. Also, it's a tiny bit crooked in the picture but that's about where it rests. I'm debating whether or not to go get the browband extended a bit so the buckle part isn't so close to her eyes, but it seems like on some of them that's just how it is. Thanks!
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    09-15-2012, 11:34 PM
  #2
Started
It looks fine to me. The angle isn't very good for judging though. A side shot would be much better.
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    09-16-2012, 12:42 AM
  #3
Yearling
I think because the leather is so thick you're getting the impression that it's too close to her eyes however I agree the browband does appear to be a bit too snug from this perspective.


Love the halter bridle! Simply stunning!
     
    09-16-2012, 01:00 AM
  #4
Started
Oh yeah, her browband is a bit snug. I couldn't tell what was ear and what was forelock LOL It's beautiful BTW.
     
    09-16-2012, 09:14 PM
  #5
Yearling
Okay, here are a few more pictures of the side. Not very good quality, as it's getting dark out, but good enough to get the gist. Tried to get as straight on the side as I could.

And thanks! I love how it looks, and it was very reasonable (Custom made for around $45). If anyone is interested I can let you know where it was made.
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    09-17-2012, 02:48 AM
  #6
Yearling
I think it looks fine! The brow band seems to look snug only because of her forelock.
     
    08-21-2013, 12:27 AM
  #7
Weanling
Where did you get it? Im still looking for a halter-bridle
     
    08-21-2013, 12:39 AM
  #8
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It's that piece of leather that connects the nose band to the throatlatch that is too short. It is pulling thr throatlatch too far forward, no allowing it to fall along the throat line, and thus pulling the juncture point of the browband with the throatlatch piece too low.
I would say, move the clincher piece (that metal thing that holds the throatlatch with the cheek piece/poll piece, to allow the throat latch to fall more straight downward, and thus raise the browband. However, you cannot do this because the piece that is connecting the throatlatch to the noseband is too short. I'd either lengthen that, to allow more freedom in the throatlatch, or take it off. It is not really necessary in a trail bridle like that.
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    08-21-2013, 12:57 AM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by donovan    
where did you get it? Im still looking for a halter-bridle
I got it made from my local saddlery guy. It's called Saint Paul Saddlery. He does have a website, but it lacks pictures. He does good work for fair pricing - I don't remember how much mine was but he's got them all on his website.

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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
it's that piece of leather that connects the nose band to the throatlatch that is too short. It is pulling thr throatlatch too far forward, no allowing it to fall along the throat line, and thus pulling the juncture point of the browband with the throatlatch piece too low.
I would say, move the clincher piece (that metal thing that holds the throatlatch with the cheek piece/poll piece, to allow the throat latch to fall more straight downward, and thus raise the browband. However, you cannot do this because the piece that is connecting the throatlatch to the noseband is too short. I'd either lengthen that, to allow more freedom in the throatlatch, or take it off. It is not really necessary in a trail bridle like that.
Thanks! I was wondering if it was really necessary or not. I've wanted to take it off but I wasn't sure. As luck would have it she actually rides in a little S hackamore now, so I'm doubting I'll use this much - I might see if I can sell it to pay the emergency vet bill I've got coming in the mail.
     
    08-21-2013, 01:08 AM
  #10
Showing
The browband itself doesn't look too small, but it is too low on her head, which is likely causing some of the other issues like it being too close to her eye and pushing on the back of her ears. If you'd move the browband up about 1/2 an inch or so, that would give you some space to move the top a little farther down her poll and away from her ears. There is a bit of a groove between their ears and the tops of their orbital sockets. That's where the browband should lay. It appears that you've got hers overlapping the top edge of where her eyesockets are bulging.

This is where I normally have my browband sitting (I had to make my own browband because the one that came on this draft size bridle was about 1.5 inches too small for his big old honkin head LOL


And, if possible, I like to have it about 1/2 inch off their ears too so that they have full range of ear motion without getting pinched


Too many companies sell bridles with browbands that are simply too small for average horses, IMHO. I think I'm going to start making my own browbands so that I can get them the length that I like instead of having them be too darn tight on all but my most delicate horse-heads.
     

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