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    07-29-2011, 09:42 PM
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Foal
Hunter bridles for under $250?

So, Sasha came with her bridle. It's fairly nice, but it's about 5 years old and starting to get a little worn for the show ring, esp. Since I'm going to start doing more "A" shows next year, ie. St. Clement's, Northampton, etc. So what are everyone's favorite bridles? The top amount I can pay is $250. She has a fairly delicate head [cob size] so it can't be overly padded.

What are your favorite bridles?
     
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    07-29-2011, 09:52 PM
  #2
Weanling
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I'm hesitant about the price on this one, but the reviews have always been fabulous.
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    07-29-2011, 09:58 PM
  #3
Foal
I think my friend has that bridle. She likes it, I've seen it.

I was looking at them and also hesitant about whether they were actually nice or not. I was veryyy skeptical, but thanks! I'll check them out. =]
     
    07-29-2011, 10:29 PM
  #4
Banned
My cousin has Micklem Competition Bridle < Alternative Bridles < Horse Tack|Dover Saddlery.


Crown Clincher Bridle < Flash Bridles < Horse Tack|Dover Saddlery.

Pro Stress Free Raised Figure 8 Noseband Bridle

She loves them
     
    07-29-2011, 10:36 PM
  #5
Green Broke
What on earth have you been doing to it? A good quality bridle, if looked after properly should last a life time.

I've got Stans top quality Jefferies bridle here and it has been used every day for the last 20 years and is still in show ring condition.
     
    07-29-2011, 10:43 PM
  #6
Showing
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Originally Posted by faye    
what on earth have you been doing to it? A good quality bridle, if looked after properly should last a life time.
Agree. I have a hunter bridle I got from Dover (it was closeout, so was a pricey one for more that half price, nice leather). I use it for several years and no plans to change it (as it looks very nice with proper care).
     
    07-30-2011, 12:25 AM
  #7
Showing
My bridle was discontinued from Dover a few months after I bought it. It's a Wylde Jumper bridle (comes in a Hunter model, too) that was $300 when I bought it and dropped to $200 before they discontinued it. I absolutely love it, the quality is unreal.
     
    07-30-2011, 01:45 PM
  #8
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by faye    
what on earth have you been doing to it? A good quality bridle, if looked after properly should last a life time
Well, she only said fairly nice, not good quality. So I assume that she means its not amazing quality but its not complete crap either.

The OP is asking for Hunter bridles. All three of these are illegal to use in the hunter ring.
     
    07-30-2011, 01:53 PM
  #9
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by EventingDeva    
Well, she only said fairly nice, not good quality. So I assume that she means its not amazing quality but its not complete crap either.
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I've also got a couple of 10 year old reasonable bridles for the other horses. Prides bridle cost all of 40 and is still used in the show ring. Good quality does not always mean top quality or expensive.
     
    07-30-2011, 02:26 PM
  #10
Foal
Well I guess its just difference in how we label good quality. The people at my barn who get bridles under $100, their bridles are fairly nice, average bridles. They get the job done and have ok leather and last for quite a few years but they arn't what I would call 'good' quality. 'Good quality' to me is the best you can get and most of those bridles are expensive, not all but most.
     

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