So... berry needs a dressage bridle. The bridle she's currently in is fine for hacking and whatever (not like we're going to be showing) but it's horse size and one the smallest holes possible and it's still a bit large and obviously doesn't fit right. So... if i'm going to buy her a new bridle I might as well get her a dressage one to go with her new (to us) dressage saddle. Thing is... I am NOT a fan of the buckle bit ends. Is there actually a point to those? So if you know of a nice quality dressage bride that DOESN'T have buckle bit ends - woot!
So... does anyone have a dressage bridle they love? Or are you a fan of a particular brand for whatever reason? Would you please share with me? I don't mind spending more $ for better quality but I also don't have a ton of money to spend when I have three horses and umpteen million pieces of tack to start. :P
Also... she's very VERY mouthy/fussy with the bit she's in - a french link D ring. I'm thinking of swapping her out to a single jointed bit to see how she handles that. Perhaps the double joint of the french link is too "busy" in her mouth? Any thoughts on that would be appreciated as well. For reference, she just had her teeth floated a week and a half ago so it's not a dental issue. I'm relatively sure the last people who had her were riding her in a kimberwicke or a pelham and perhaps used draw reins, etc. just based on her jaw sensitivity and "odd" neck muscle development.