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post #11 of 36 Old 11-25-2010, 01:23 PM
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in the UK it is the thick flat cavesson that is traditional but I cant help with what is normal in the Us. perhaps find a proffessional photographers website and look at the top shows he has covered, see what is normal.

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post #12 of 36 Old 11-25-2010, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Here's my "heads" so we can see which bridle would suit them.

Excel, TB--eventing:



Molly, TB--dressage:



Arthur, Paso Fino-Allaround English:
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My friend said she likes the look of the thinner ones, I think that's traditional around here. For eventing the thicker seems to be traditional, though. I narrowed it down again...

Vespucci Fancy Raised Hunter Bridle
http://www.doversaddlery.com/product..._pn_E_X1-12344
http://www.adamshorsesupply.com/browse.cfm/4,7575.html
http://www.adamshorsesupply.com/browse.cfm/4,7582.html
http://www.adamshorsesupply.com/browse.cfm/4,7834.html

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Anyone? C'mon guys I'm confused....
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post #15 of 36 Old 11-25-2010, 04:36 PM
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lol, it's just a bridle :) You're adorable.

My honest opinion - you don't have to spend that much to get a good quality bridle.

Let me ask - do you need anything else specifically for Eventing? Aside from a bridle? What color is your tack? Do you need a Watch, a Skull Cap, Skull Cap Cover, CC Vest, Eventing Boots?

Because if you do, why not spread that $300 you have to spend, over the items you need. Like - $100 for an Eventing Watch, $100 for a bridle, and $100 on a set of 4 woof boots in your colors? Or *coughabrowbandcough*

here's a nice bridle on ebay....
WEAVER English Bridle - Raised/Fancy Stitch - NEW! - eBay (item 280592534559 end time Nov-27-10 18:06:59 PST)

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Lol I know but I want something to last me for a long time. It's an investment I'd like to have until I've gone through riding in college and even after.

I'm asking for an eventing vest from my dad and the bridle from my mom. I already have SMB boots, I'll be asking for a new helmet for my birthday in time for eventing season, and I can ask for a watch for my birthday as well. I think I'm going to go with this Pessoa:

Browsing Store - Pessoa Rodrigo Fancy Stitched Padded Wide Noseband Bridle

It doesn't match my saddle but it'll be okay I think. Thanks guys for your help!
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While you're at it - can your Parents send me a new saddle?

The Merina preferably....or the Legano...whichever....

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I'd be very supprised if that bridle lasted 5 years let alone the 25 years of some high quality bridles that I know of. Infact on the second to last photo I can see a flaw in the leather that would stop me buying the bridle.

We have one bridle at home made by a small local saddler using the very best of leathers. It was extremely expensive when it was made but it is well over 40 years old and I would not hesitate to use it in a tack and turnout class.

A good quality bridle can last a life time if cared for well. unfortunatly to get the quality in the leather alot of work has got to go into the tanning process and thus it becomes expensive.

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post #19 of 36 Old 11-25-2010, 05:05 PM
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While you're at it - can your Parents send me a new saddle?

The Merina preferably....or the Legano...whichever....

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There is no need to be rude. It is obvious that equiniphile's parents are comfortably well off and if she wants a high quality item and they are willing to pay for it, that is thier business.

In My family we have always bought top Quality stuff, we take care of it and make it last a life time. It is false economy to buy cheap stuff and have to replace it regularly.

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Comfortably well off? No, we're probably in the lower class. My parents are divorced and my mom is unemployed. My sister and I do get Christmas and birthday gifts, though. I don't see why I would buy a $30 bridle every few years and spend a lot more than if I were to buy a good quality bridle once and never have to repalce it. Plus, I would rather have ONE good quality bridle than several old ones that don't hold up and are made cheaply.

Any by the way, even if I have to scrape pennies from the floor of the car, I'll be buying one of your browbands

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