We bought a horse and the seller won't let us keep his bridle and maringale...normal? - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 37 Old 07-07-2010, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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We bought a horse and the seller won't let us keep his bridle and maringale...normal?

My mom tried her best but they wouldn't hand it over. So off we go to the tack shop with no idea what kind of bridle to buy. I thought it was a little odd. I've had to borrow people's bridles and martingales for the past two rides and have a feeling I'm getting on their nerves, lol. We can't really buy one yet since we don't know what to look for and bridles are so complicated. All I know is that he needs a running martingale and thats about it, so I'm a bit confused

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post #2 of 37 Old 07-07-2010, 02:13 PM
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I have bought several horses in my lifetime, none of them came with any tack other than a halter.
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post #3 of 37 Old 07-07-2010, 02:13 PM
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Unless specified by the owner that they were selling you the bridle and martingale with the horse, then no, you aren't entitled to it.

And seriously, bridles aren't that complicated.... They come nearly fully assembled at a tack shop - you just need to add the bit.
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post #4 of 37 Old 07-07-2010, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Unless specified by the owner that they were selling you the bridle and martingale with the horse, then no, you aren't entitled to it.

And seriously, bridles aren't that complicated.... They come nearly fully assembled at a tack shop - you just need to add the bit.
I just meant finding the right bridle not putting it all together. His bridle looks way differen't from the ones that my trainer used for the lesson horses.

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No horse I have ever bought or sold came with anything other than a clean halter.
Certainly no bridle or martingale was included.

I agree with Hali, buying a new bridle and martingale is not rocket science. Ask your friend if the tack you use is horse size (or cob, etc). Go to the store and buy what you need.

Why is this so complicated?

Buying appropriate tack is part of owning a horse.

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I just meant finding the right bridle not putting it all together. The one my new horse uses is differen't from the ones that my trainer used for the lesson horses.
What is special about it? Is the bit just different? Ask your friend whose tack you use to go to the tack store with you.
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post #6 of 37 Old 07-07-2010, 02:20 PM
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My mom tried her best but they wouldn't hand it over. So off we go to the tack shop with no idea what kind of bridle to buy. I thought it was a little odd. I've had to borrow people's bridles and martingales for the past two rides and have a feeling I'm getting on their nerves, lol. We can't really buy one yet since we don't know what to look for and bridles are so complicated. All I know is that he needs a running martingale and thats about it, so I'm a bit confused
Not odd at all.

I am sure they are getting annoyed. Bridles are not at all complicated. Ask the seller to e-mail you a photo and then head to the tack shop = pronto.
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Yeah, they aren't that complicated, at least I don't think so. Just go to your tack shop with a picture of the bridle and ask someone to help you find one like it. I haven't had to buy a new bridle, our horse that we got a few weeks ago cam with allher tack. Saddle, bridle, bits, blanket, so that was nice!
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post #8 of 37 Old 07-07-2010, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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this is my first horse so I tend to make things twice as complicated as they really are. sorry haha

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Calm down. Take a deep breath.

You obviously have friends you ride with (that let you use their tack). Ask them what tack store to go to and simply go buy what you need.

Enjoy the fun of buying horse stuff.
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Can you post a pic of the bridle and why it's complicated? Does it have a flash noseband, or a pelham bit? Is it just the style of the bridle?

None of my horses have ever come with tack, and I've bought quite a few horses over the years, as well as helped friends find the right horse.
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