Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Illinois www.saddleonline.com
A properly maintained leather bridle will last, but if you won't be maintaining it regularly - BUY NYLON. It's safer :)
I prefer a browband - or nothing - rather than a 1 ear, but that's just personal preference. The ear openings on one-ears either fit or they don't, and if they don't, there isn't much you can do about it.
I always make sure it has a throat latch for safety reasons - its too easy to snag a headstall on something and yank it off the horse if you don't have a throatlatch fastened.
"Riding: the art of keeping the horse between you and the ground."