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TwisterRush 11-10-2009 10:55 PM

Raised Bridles?
 
im just curious, as ive never heard of a raised bridle lol !
So someone fill me in ?

First off some questions

What is their purpose?
What effects does it have on the horse?
Pros and cons?
What is the difference of a raised bridle to a non raised bridle ?

JustDressageIt 11-10-2009 11:06 PM

They're just different designs of leather for the bridles.
For example, here is a plain flat hunt bridle:

http://www.horsetacknow.com/images/products/aebd085.jpg

Here is a raised leather bridle:

http://www.countrysupplies.com/pix/1...cts/6300-m.jpg

Can you see the difference? The plain flat hunt bridle is just flat leather. The raised bridle has a bit more depth to it, it's a little fancier.
Generally speaking, most competition bridles are raised leather. It's fancier, and showier. There is no advantage one way or the other (that I am aware of) other than the look.

Hope that helped!

TwisterRush 11-10-2009 11:18 PM

^ LOL okay, i never really actually thought that it had anything to do with the look !
i do like the way they are though :P
Thank you !

ridergirl23 11-10-2009 11:51 PM

oo thanks for posting this question!! haha i jsut learned soemthing today!

XivoShowjumper 11-11-2009 12:22 AM

depending on the competition in aus its fairly common to see flats particularly in the showring with weymouths- i personally like the raised and stitched variety or rolled leather

roro 11-11-2009 12:48 AM

Both of my bridles are raised leather, I find that the raised leather feels a little softer/less likely to rub against their heads because of the padding and the edges are rounded instead of flat, but that's just my opinion. I bought them mainly for style, because there is no significant difference between a standard and a raised in terms of utility. They are also commonly called rolled leather or padded bridles.

thunderhooves 11-11-2009 01:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ridergirl23 (Post 457575)
oo thanks for posting this question!! haha i jsut learned soemthing today!

Me too! And I ride Western! Just saw this and decided to check anyway. lol.

Gidji 11-11-2009 01:59 AM

Where I live (NSW, Australia), flat leather is the most popular in the hack ring. But the noseband isn't as wide. I think its because its meant to be low key and show off the horse.
I personally think a flat leather bridle can be stunning on the right horse, but for most of them it just looks really plain.

JustDressageIt 11-11-2009 02:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by roro (Post 457620)
Both of my bridles are raised leather, I find that the raised leather feels a little softer/less likely to rub against their heads because of the padding and the edges are rounded instead of flat, but that's just my opinion. I bought them mainly for style, because there is no significant difference between a standard and a raised in terms of utility. They are also commonly called rolled leather or padded bridles.

Just because I'm neurotic, I have to correct something...
Rolled, padded and raised are not the same thing.
A raised bridle can have padding or not. A non-padded, raised bridle is simply called "Plain Raised"
http://www.equestrienne.com.au/images/HDR5002.jpg
If it has padding, it's a "Padded Raised" or "Raised Padded" .. whatever.
http://www.adamshorsesupply.com/prodimg/616009.JPG
(The white is padding, it demonstrates the point best, and the leather is raised.)
A Rolled leather bridle is this:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/e...izzydouble.jpg

charliBum 11-11-2009 03:04 AM

ew at the last bridle! haha


I have a old white padded for round hom and normal showjumping shows, and a flat plain one for showing


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