I have two mares who are about the same size--large ponies, really. I need a new black bridle. I have used several horse size bridles, and have found that it is impossible to get the cavesson strap short enough because the piece with the buckle is always too long. I have to punch the cheek pieces, too, but that's not such a big deal. The Smartpak bridles in cob size are a perfect fit, and I know what the measurements of them are. Smartpak doesn't have any simple black bridles, though. Everything comes with crank and flash+rubber reins. Bobby's makes some nice plain black snaffle bridles, and their cob size, according to their measurements, is exactly the same is the Smartpak bridle. However, it came today and the browband is seriously 2" too short and the noseband won't buckle.
What do other people do with their in between sizes horses? A seriously, what would wear that bridle? A shetland? A porcelain doll horse? Anybody know of a bridle that comes in a wide and short size?? I can't even do a Bobby's custom, because I need cob size for the smaller cavesson strap, but this is integrated with the noseband that is waaay too small.