First of all, you CAN get an awesome bridle cheap if you are very lucky. My show bridle cost me $70 brand new (I found it in consignment store). Nice supple leather (I'm very picky about it), and blue accent crystals on browband and noseband. Noone at the shows believe me when I tell the price. :) However those "made in India" are usually not a good quality. Most of the time you really get what you pay for.
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass: it's about learning to dance in the rain..."
"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."
"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."