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    12-25-2010, 06:32 PM
What bridle is this?

I got this bridle for free when my trainer moved and sold me one of her saddles. I've no idea what sort it is (I just started English riding a year ago and haven't had much experience), but it's fairly similar to the Harwich Padded Dressage Bridle here Harwich Padded Dressage Bridle - Dressage Bridles from SmartPak Equine

On the underside of the browband and noseband it is a dark hunter green, but is black elsewhere. It also has a little "F" engraved into it.

It can be seen here on my horse.

And here are some photos of it not on the horse:

Any help is much appreciated :)
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    12-25-2010, 09:24 PM
Looks like an all around nice dressage bridle. I have no idea the manufacturere, tho. If you decide to use it, get some nice black reins to go with it and scrap the metal clips. I ahve had many trainers tell me that the clips are often disliked by horses because they transmit the clanking and metal on metal contact straight to the mouth. I have never used them except for trail riding so that I could unhook one to hand graze.
I think it's a nice bridle and your horse looks cute in it.
    12-25-2010, 09:50 PM
Sonny is a "cow pony" so those are my old western reins that I took off his western bridle so I could ground tie him. He won't stand unless he has the reins over his head and dropped on the ground. I have yet to get English reins. We're not sure if he'll be any good at anything English, but we're going to try cross-training him this coming summer once all the snow melts.
    12-25-2010, 09:54 PM
I always use metal snaps on my reins for trail riding. I haven't noticed any problems with them, but I suppose it's possible they would annoy some horses. But my guys do great with them. I use snaps because I like to use 8 ft. Roping reins, and with the snaps I can unhook one side when I dismount to lead or tie the horse.

As for the brand of bridle, I have no idea, but it looks like it's good quality.
    12-26-2010, 12:39 AM
The only green padded bridles I have seen are either made by Stubben or Tory (but Tory doesn't make black w/green, to my knowledge).

The F just means Full Size.
    12-26-2010, 12:57 AM
Ah, I think you might be right. It looks like the Stubben 3000 Lined Snaffle Bridle which does come in ebony/green. Thanks :)
    12-26-2010, 01:27 AM
Green Broke
The "F" means "Full" or regular horse size.

The noseband strap that goes over the top of the head should be layered under the wide crown piece, so it sits like this bridle:
Plymouth Dressage Bridle - Dressage Bridles from SmartPak Equine

I would also lower the noseband some. The flash, the extra piece below the bit, is optional. It's used to hold the bit in place if you have it loose, or hold the mouth shut on a bit shewer. I personally remove them from any bridles I have that come with them.
    12-26-2010, 01:29 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by montanacowgirl2008    
Ah, I think you might be right. It looks like the Stubben 3000 Lined Snaffle Bridle which does come in ebony/green. Thanks :)
Stubben's Ebony is not black though, it's a very dark brown.

Here's one of their bridles in Ebony:

The 1700 comes in black/green, but it's square raised. Also, all Stubben bridles will have a stamp, mark, or plate identifying their brand.
    12-26-2010, 01:55 AM
The Courbette Narrow Raised Padded Snaffle Bridle comes with a green padding and looks similar but it is discontinued.

I found one in blue?
Dover Saddlery | Kieffer Belinda Dressage Bridle .
    12-26-2010, 11:46 AM
Green Broke
To me, it looks like one of the cheaper knock off bridles. Those were coming in all kinds of color combinations on eBay for a few years.


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