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post #1 of 25 Old 09-12-2013, 05:16 AM Thread Starter
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What is wrong with my new bridle????

I have been staring at this for over half an hour. I brought my first western bridle today and tried to fit it this Arvo. I have always ridden in dressage bridles so this bridle to me looks very weird. Is this how it is suppose to look? Is it too big too small? Do I tuck the side bits into the keepers. To me it doesn't quite look right. Any suggestions.


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post #2 of 25 Old 09-12-2013, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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post #4 of 25 Old 09-12-2013, 06:40 AM
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Umm usually bridles don't have loops holding the straps together, that's more on point with a halter.

So I'd say it's a converted halter or made from halter parts..




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post #5 of 25 Old 09-12-2013, 06:42 AM
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Also your bit seems just a smidge too small

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post #6 of 25 Old 09-12-2013, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
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I brought the bridle today brand new off the shelf in a horse store. They had about 8 of this exact bridle in stock. With the bit is the length too small in his mouth or the loops of the bit too small?


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post #7 of 25 Old 09-12-2013, 07:04 AM
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The length, there should be about a finger's width of space on each side.

And no worries, the bridle still functions as a regular bridle, it's just a different style is all.
If you're happy with it, great. If not, then you can always return it and get another one

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post #8 of 25 Old 09-12-2013, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks skyseternalangel for your help much appreciated :).

Cool about the bit will look into getting a longer one.I have always hated this particular bit as I usually choose bits with bigger loops at the end.


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post #9 of 25 Old 09-12-2013, 07:20 AM
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Yup, bit is definitely too small.
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post #10 of 25 Old 09-12-2013, 07:34 AM
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It's a barcoo style headstall. Bit is either too small or headstall is adjusted too small.
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