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post #1 of 7 Old 04-20-2008, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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briddle rant ARG

okay when I first bought Sonny I got a cheappy $10 nylon briddle to due me over until I could buy a nice leather one. at that time I was using an eggbutt...and the briddle JUST fit with the eggbutt...making 1.5 folds on his mouth.

When I just switched his bit to a western snaffle and now the briddle is too big. No folds at all on his mouth.
I was sooooo I spent a good hour of my lesson trying to find a briddle that fit Sonny. I went through 5 different briddles (all labeled "horse" size) until I found one that fit. ARG
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post #2 of 7 Old 04-20-2008, 10:37 PM
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Poor you! I feel your pain... just not in the way you feel it. My mare has a smaller head (not smaller, just narrower), and a regular 'horse' sized bridle is usually too big for her... Almost every bridle I buy I have to punch a few more holes in!

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post #3 of 7 Old 04-21-2008, 04:09 PM
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Finding a good fitting bridle can be a pain in the butt, but it is sooo important. You should get yourself a hole punch, or go find one and add some holes to your bridle.
For a few months I owned a gelding which was also very difficult to size, but this did the trick. If you ask around, I'm sure someone at your barn will probably have one you can borrow.

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post #4 of 7 Old 04-21-2008, 04:29 PM
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On the nylon halters/headstalls, if you need to add holes, the easiest way is with a wood burning tool. If you dont have one, find a punch, ice pick anything with a point on the end and about the right diameter for your hole. Heat it up till its HOT. it will melt a really nice hole in your nylon. For leather I bought a regular leather punch. The one with the wheel type thing on it for different sized holes. I think it was around $20. Well worth the money.
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post #5 of 7 Old 04-21-2008, 04:57 PM
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Ice pick...Genius! We usually use a nail of the right size, hold it with a pair of pliers, and heat it with a propane torch...Ozark Enginering!

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post #6 of 7 Old 04-21-2008, 10:37 PM
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Banjos got a small head...he is to big for a pony size bridle/halter but only just big enough for a cob it usually has to be as tight as it can go :roll: make it very hard to judge what size sometimes, when buying stuff for him.
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post #7 of 7 Old 04-22-2008, 08:39 PM
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I'm sorry..... you can make your own bridle if you want I have a thread about that
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