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post #1 of 11 Old 11-29-2010, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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URGENT!! Tack help!!

Quick question!! I really want to get my own bridle! I don't have my own horse but is it ok if I get one for my lesson horse? I have been riding him for 2 years, I know his size and everything. He's only 5. Main question: Would it be ok if I get a bridle for my lesson horse? Should I ask my instructor(owner of the lesson horse) for the ok?

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*I own and english saddle, polo wraps, saddle pad, etc*
Idk if this helps with anything

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post #2 of 11 Old 11-29-2010, 10:05 PM
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You should ask your instructor. He is not your horse and so may have his own equiptment that is made specifically for him.

Not to be rude...as I see you are a first time poster...we try to reserve the words "URGENT" for actually urgent situations such as an injured horse.
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post #3 of 11 Old 11-29-2010, 10:07 PM
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Why do you need a bridle if the horse isn't yours? Doesn't your instructor provide a bridle.

Honestly I wouldn't waste my money.
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post #4 of 11 Old 11-29-2010, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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It's a stupid question anyways. Thanks for the answers

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post #5 of 11 Old 11-29-2010, 10:33 PM
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I had my own bridle even when I didn't own the horse. I had full size, which fit all horses I rode.
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post #6 of 11 Old 11-29-2010, 10:43 PM
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English Cowgirl,

There is no way that is a stupid question, not at all. NO question is a stupid question (unless you ask me if I want to go eat some chocolate ice cream,
Well Duh!)
I totally understand your interest in owning your own bridle If you can't have your own horse, you can at least have a nice bridle that is beautiful, new , smells nice, you can clean it, oil it, hang it in your room, . . .dream!

The only thing for me, if I were the horse's owner, is I would want to make sure that the bit was the correct type and size, so why don't you consult with them. Don't be shy. Just tell them you hope it will bring you good luck so that you can someday own your own horse!
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post #7 of 11 Old 11-29-2010, 11:04 PM
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definitely not a studpid question! It's a very good idea actually! I would say ask your instructor just so you are both on the same page but I doubt s/he will object. I would problably go with horse sized unless you are planning on getting a pony when you get a horse(if you are going to be getting a horse anytime soon) and so it will fit most other horses. Also, be sure to get one that will match your saddle, looks much nicer when they are the same color, especially if you show :)
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post #8 of 11 Old 11-29-2010, 11:09 PM
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I agree that if you want to buy a bridle for yourself for whatever reason there is nothing wrong with it.
I would just double check with the owner/instructor and explain that you would like to use your own bridle when you ride and if they could help you with sizes and bit type.

I bought grooming brushes before I had a horse and put together my own little grooming kit. I remember what it was like before I had horses ...State Line Tack was like the Sears wish book for me !

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post #9 of 11 Old 11-30-2010, 07:43 AM
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I know several people who have their own tack for that they use on the lesson horse they ride in their weekly lesson.

Ask your instructor if they mind and then your instructor can guide you in purchasing the correct equipment.


PS - I do agree with what Corinowalk posted about the word urgent.
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post #10 of 11 Old 11-30-2010, 08:01 AM
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I do not own a horse, but bought myself a bridle this year for the lesson horse I ride. I was able to take Barts bridle with me to the tack store so that I could get the exact same bit as the one that is on his school bridle....didnt want to screw up on getting the wrong size!! I didnt need my own, but the bridle he has is a dressage one, and I ride hunters. It hasnt stopped me from placing, but it looked out of place. There was also the fact of his bit being left dirty, which is a pet peeve of mine....so getting my own bridle keeps me happy.

I also have my own cooler, fleece quarter sheet, stable sheet, several of my own saddle pads, polos, boots, shipping wraps, 2 halters and lead shanks, and a few other things. I wont have my own horse for years yet, but slowly have accumalated things over the past 2 years.

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