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mudypony 09-01-2008 11:14 AM

Bridle Help!!
Yesterday when I went to the barn I discovered that Bricken's bridle is broken. So now I'm in search of a new one and am totally lost on what brands are good and what ones are bad. I'm hope to spend under $200 including reins and was wondering what you guys would recomend.

Right now I'm looking at these bridles...

Thanks for the help!!

chenay412 09-01-2008 11:46 AM

Hi there!

Bummer your bridle broke!!

It's been a while since I have bought new tack but I always liked Stubben (stuuben, I dunno?) for my English tack.

Stateline always has reasonable deals. That looks like a nice bridle.

Have you tried the magic of ebay yet though??? They have AWESOME horse stuff, any brand, style, size, everything. Totally REASONABLE too.

It's a horse shopper's DREAM!!!! lol

Good luck and happy shopping!!!


Gingerrrrr 09-01-2008 11:51 AM

i have a bridle for sale for $50 and its barely used. its padded comes with reins and everything.

mudypony 09-01-2008 12:43 PM

Thanks chenay412 I'll try looking on ebay sometime today. The only problem is I need a bridle almost immediately and can't wait for the bidding to end and then for it to be shipped to me, because I can't ride Brickens without a bridle. Lol, he totally knows when I don't have a bridle on him and he takes advantage of me.

Also ginger I'd love to see pics of your bridle. Is it horse size?? What color is it?? What brand??

Gingerrrrr 09-01-2008 01:16 PM

i think you PMd me a while ago about it. its havana brown, horse size, im pretty sure its a Collegiate.

Fox Hollow Deb 09-07-2008 08:09 AM

Anything made by Weaver Leather is good quality leather, I'd recommend it.

Generally, the lower priced bridles are not as good quality. You get what you pay for. Stubben, Collegiate, Nunnfiner, Courbette, are all good brands.

Can your bridle be fixed? Is there a repair service in your area?

mudypony 09-07-2008 09:29 AM

Thanks everyone for your help but I found a bridle at my local tack store that I love.

idance0nhooves 09-07-2008 09:31 AM

I swear by courbette bridles. I have one, that I totally do nottt take care of, and it's still in perfect condition, and comes right back to life with a little oil. I lovee it. Break in time is a little annoying, but other than that, they're very nice. They keep their color, and they are VERY hard to destroy in any manner :]

Look for some discount stores that sell them cheap. I got my havana brown fancy stitched hunter bridle for a little under 90 dollars and I'm pretty sure that included reins. So just look around :]

If you REALLY want quality for a low low low price, look at suffolk bridles. They're actually really nice. I have a few friends who got some thinking "oh, I know it's cheap but I only need it for a couple time's use... I know they won't last long." And like... 13 years later.. they swear by suffolk, lol. They're like... 40 dollars reins included, and they look like a $150 bridle. Very nice.

moomoo 09-07-2008 04:29 PM

Woah! $200? I got a bridle for 100 pounds (inc reins) by the same man who makes saddles for the queens horses! :P

GallopingGrape 09-11-2008 01:26 PM

This is a nice bridle, with a nice price too!

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