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chestnutponies 06-11-2010 11:48 AM

Best and Worst Bridles?
I need some ideas on a new snaffle hunter bridle, say under $150.

List your faves and not so faves.

Some brands I've seen at this price point...

Dover's "Crown" line
Some Bobby's
Smartpak's "Plymouth" line
Smartpak's "Harwich" line

kmacdougall 06-11-2010 01:05 PM

I like the HDR bridle but I hate the HDR reins. They do something funky on the flat ends.

LoveMyDrummerBoy 06-11-2010 01:10 PM

I vote for Bobby's!! Everyone one I have rode with/owned has been really, really great and the leather is supple after a few uses.

AfterParty 06-11-2010 01:51 PM

I know for a fact I dont like mondega things ... alot of $$ and dont last .

kitten_Val 06-11-2010 02:19 PM

I'd go with Collegiate or Ovation. I checked both in Dover store when I was looking for one and they felt nice on touch.

kmacdougall 06-11-2010 07:33 PM


Originally Posted by AfterParty (Post 657756)
I know for a fact I dont like mondega things ... alot of $$ and dont last .

Mondega, Shedrow, Supra, and Connemara are really bad products because they're all made by Greenhawk. Tack stores should be tack stores and saddlers should be saddlers - it's when that line starts to blur that cheap, bad quality things become turned out. Dover is starting to get their line right, I hear, but it'll be years before Mondega is worth buying.

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