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post #1 of 8 Old 08-11-2012, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Question Buying a bridle, info/ input please!

I am looking to buy a new bridle. I am looking to buy a butter soft bridle, but I really want a good deal, because Im on a budget and I dont want to hear any crap about how I messed up my dads girlfriends bridle, or something like that, and I dont want to end up bridleless. I am looking to buy a horse sized plain old brown bridle, maybe with a flash if it happens to come with one, but it doesnt matter. I was hoping you guys could tell me where would be a good place to buy the bridle, or what brands so I can do my research, but pictures dont let me feel how soft they are... so what do you guys think?

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-12-2012, 05:31 PM
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Suffolk Fancy Snaffle Bridle | Dover Saddlery

I have this bridle for my gelding and I absolutely love it! I ordered it and it came out of the box perfectly soft and ready to use, no oiling or anything needed. It is super durable, I have been using it almost everyday since February and it still looks brand new! Besides being soft and durable, it is pretty nice looking, and not that expensive.
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Thanks for your feedback, but I forgot to say I'm not a fan of padding. But I am heading to dover saddlery this weekend, and Ill definetly check it out!
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No prob:) and have fun at Dover!!! I love dover!!
Just curious, why don't you like padding?
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Suffolk as well as Crown (cheaper brands) are NOT butter-soft. They are good bridles for the money, but you get what you pay for: nice leather will be only on expensive bridles or if you are very lucky to come across the deal. If you want a nice bridle on budget you may look into used ones off tacktrader and similar places.
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thanks guys! i just bought a edgewood fancy stitched bridle on ebay for $83 :) like $200 off! just no reins :(
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post #7 of 8 Old 08-19-2012, 11:26 AM
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Cool! Congrats on deal!

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YAY for eBay! I was just going to suggest that. I have purchased (read: "taken a chance") on 3 different over-sized and/or draft-sized black Dressage bridles for the draft cross I ride. All were different brands, but all were very nice, high quality, supple leather, and all were less than $40 each. (I bought three to make sure one would fit, and donated the others to the stable where I take lessons.)

If you search eBay dillgently and know exactly what you are looking for, you can find some very good deals. :)
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