I've been shopping around for an entry-level dressage bridle, and have pretty much narrowed the list down to Smartpak's Plymouth model, and an HDR model.
Plymouth Dressage Bridle by SmartPak - Dressage Bridles from SmartPak Equine
HDR Padded Dress Bridle/Flash - Statelinetack.com
I personally like the look of the HDR bridle better, with the option for white padding, but beauty is as beauty does, and I haven't found many reviews or ratings on it one way or the other. The Plymouth seems to be a popular buy, and has a ton of good reviews and recommendations. So, I thought I'd appeal to the experience of the HorseForum members for some input before I make a final decision. Does anyone have any experiences with these brands or models, good or bad?
I do understand that within that price range I'm not likely to get world-class quality, but that isn't what I need. My hope is to find a workable schooling bridle to match my dressage saddle. However, I'm definitely open to other options or recommendations.
Thanks in advance for looking, and for any input!