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post #1 of 7 Old 09-02-2008, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Nylon (?) Bridles?

Today, the BO took me on a trail ride, and on his horse was a SMASHING nylon bridle. It was yellow, and gorgeous on the horse. It looked something like this: http://www.statelinetack.com/itemdy0...LT735316%20BLK

Except for English style riding, and much more elegant and not a "halter" combo thingie...

I REALLY liked it... but I'm unsure about it... and if it would be something that I should get in the future.

Is it easily cleanable...? Generally? Does anybody on here have one? Not necessarily for English, but for Western? How much different is it for you and for the horse? Is it softer on the horse's face than leather... or is it rougher and harder? If you have one... what are your opinions on it?

I just remember thinking it looked VERY sharp... (good looking)...
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-02-2008, 04:02 PM
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I bought one to go in the sea 8) to clean it you just put it in the washing machine You can get all colours inc black :) and you can even get ones with flashes and martingales
Misty was fine with hers, easy as pie to control in the sea and down the beach:
(the black pony also has a nylon one with a flash on - he is usually strong in leather but was no stronger in nylon even galloping down the beach)






Although, galloping down the beach i think my sister needed a martingale

A good horse can never be a bad colour...
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They are easier to clean than leather bridles. Like the person before me said, just toss them in the wash and you don't have to hand clean and condition them like you do the leather. I use nylon bridles alot for trail riding. I don't think the nylon would be allowable in a show, but for every day riding they work great.

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post #4 of 7 Old 09-02-2008, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah... that's what I was mainly wondering... though... would be they be frowned upon in Endurance? I wouldn't think so... but... well... I'm just wondering. :P

I really like them... they seem really cool... neat... and easy to clean, especially since I have NO idea how to clean leather... and I'd be afraid of ruining it for good... :P

Now... to find a good synthetic saddle... ;)
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post #5 of 7 Old 09-02-2008, 05:46 PM
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I believe endurance and competitive trail riding aren't concerned about that as long as the horses are comfortable and vet out ok. I think several people in those competitions actually use the halter/bridle combo so that the horse can graze w/o the bit when they make stops.

One thing on the saddle - don't get one until you get your horse because it is so important to make sure the saddle fits the horse. Look up "Wither tracing" on google. They are wonderful things to use to get a good fit for your horse.

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post #6 of 7 Old 09-02-2008, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Don't worry... I'm not planning on buying the saddle OR the bridle quite yet... though if a bridle comes up on ebay or on here... I'll be first in line...

I'll be sure to get the horse before I get the saddle. :)
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-02-2008, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Don't worry... I'm not planning on buying the saddle OR the bridle quite yet... though if a bridle comes up on ebay or on here... I'll be first in line...

I'll be sure to get the horse before I get the saddle. :)
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