I think I'm going to ask for a nice English bridle for Christmas, as mine is a cheap $30 one and I'd like to have a nice one. I'm going to be doing eventing, and dressage and hunter classes at fair and would like something that's versatile between these disciplines as well as versatile in size between my gelding with a cob-size head and my Thoroughbreds and my Percheron. I would also like something that's going to match both of my saddles okay, I have a synthetic black dressage saddle and a Collegiate that's the color of the saddle in the picture (dark brown). Would you go with dark brown or black then? I rarely ride dressage except for eventing, and couldn't I use my cheap black one for that if the dark brown really doesn't look good?
I guess I'm confused as to what brand to get, what size, what color, and what style. Do I get a hunter bridle or a dressage bridle with a flash?
Edit to add: As for price range, it will use up all of my Christmas money and I'd like something that will last until I ride in college and years after and still look great. I don't want to go uneccesarily high, but I'd like top-of-the-line as I won't be buying another bridle for years to come. My price range is probably around $300, maybe more if I have my dad go in on it (divorced). I'd also like to have enough left over to buy one of MIEventer's lovely browbands!!