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I'm not sure if this is the is the right forum for this post so, I'm sorry if I post it in the wrong forum.

Well, I want to buy my horse a new bridle and my friend suggest me to buy the Passier. And after I check their website and see their bridle I just love all of it. And the one I really like is
Gemini CALEVO® -> Passier - Snaffle Bridle "Gemini" - EUR-169.00 - Passier - For the Horse - Bridles/Bridlework - Bridles - Passier - Trense "Gemini" - Passier

Scorpius CALEVO® -> Passier - snaffle bridle Scorpius - EUR-209.00 - Passier - For the Horse - Bridles/Bridlework - Bridles - Passier - Trense Scorpius - Passier

and Fortuna. CALEVO® -> Passier - snaffle brilde Fortuna - EUR-209.00 - Passier - For the Horse - Bridles/Bridlework - Bridles - Passier - Trense Fortuna - Passier

The problem is that I don't know the different between this three.

So, just asking for you guy opinion about it:]

Thank you.
 

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Me personally, I don't like the Passier bridles. I don't find the leather to be as good as similarly priced bridles.
The Gemini is their basic dressage bridle, no padding on the crown piece, but I do like what they've done with the flash on this bridle. The Scorpious doesn't have the crank, but it has more padding, and it doesn't have the nice flash. The Fortuna has the crank, the padding ans a thinner crown piece to make more room for the ears, again it doesn't have the nice flash.

Good luck!
 

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Thank you anebel:]
I have never saw any Passier bridle at all so I don't know if it's good of not. Just heard that it's a good bridle for Dressage.

I'm just looking for Dressage Bridle so if you have any suggestion, I would be happy to hear your opinion :] .
 

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Arc De Triomphe makes very nice strap goods. I have their Napoleon dressage bridle and it's very nice quality with attention to detail. Leather quality is superb.

I have to agree with anebel....the quality of the Passier bridles isn't that impressive. :-|
 

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I have to agree with anebel....the quality of the Passier bridles isn't that impressive. :-|
That's very interesting. For the price they ask I'd expect it to be really nice. What do you mean by quality here? Leather is rough or something? I'm just curious.

jadao, have you tried local stores? Sometime you can find awesome deals there.
 

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In my opinion (based on first hand observation in local tack stores) there is a significant difference in the quality of leather between the Passier bridle and a bridle from a maker like Arc De Triomphe, for example.

I was as surprised as you when I took a look at their offerings, given the cost of their items. In the examples that I saw/felt, the leather lacked a smooth/quality finish and the attention to detail just wasn't there. Honestly, I wouldn't spend the money on a Passier bridle when there are others of better quality in the same price range.
 

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In my opinion (based on first hand observation in local tack stores) there is a significant difference in the quality of leather between the Passier bridle and a bridle from a maker like Arc De Triomphe, for example.

I was as surprised as you when I took a look at their offerings, given the cost of their items. In the examples that I saw/felt, the leather lacked a smooth/quality finish and the attention to detail just wasn't there. Honestly, I wouldn't spend the money on a Passier bridle when there are others of better quality in the same price range.
Thanks, Polaris. I gonna try it in Dover next time I go there (just out of curiosity).
 

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That sounds good....I am curious to know what you think as well. It was a bit disappointing to feel and see Passier bridles in person and realize that they really weren't what I was hoping they would be.

As a comparison, if I closed my eyes, and someone placed a Passier bridle in my hands and asked me to guess the brand based on feel alone....I'd have to say Collegiate. :shock: Not that Collegiate is horrible.....I just expect better from Passier.
 

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I've tried the local stores but because the equestrian sport wasn't so popular in Thailand we have just like, 3 stores that sell horse stuff here.

So my choice have to be buying from the website or something like that so I can't see the real item or touch it(this really a big problem for me lol.)

Well, as I heard from you guys I don't think that I'll buy Passier Bridle now.

I don't know many brand so how was Stubben and Arc De Triomphe?
 

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I'm just looking for Dressage Bridle so if you have any suggestion, I would be happy to hear your opinion :] .
When I was on the hunt for a dressage bridle the brands my trainer reccomended Otto Schumacher and Royal Oak (I think). I almost bought a Nunn Finer bridle, the leather looked awesome and I've only heard good things about them, but it didn't have the noseband I needed. I ended up buying a used Keiffer off eBay and I love it! I had previously been using a no name bridle and the difference in leather was amazing. The quality of it was apparent in the photos and just the feel of it when it's all cleaned is supple and alive.

Be sure to check when http://www.dressageextensions.com has a closeout/clearance sale. They have good brands. My trainer also bought a Schumacher bridle for a great price off Dover's sale page, so keep and eye out for those good deals. If you up your budget a bit and purchase a really quality bridle (and take care of it), it'll last forever.

Here's a great site that you can check for bridle reviews: http://www.horsetackreview.com
 

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Love Stubbens. That was my first dressage bridle, and I still have it. All my bridles since were custom made by a local harness maker so that doesn't help you out much..

Dealing with Dressage Extensions is awesome, definitely go through them and if you have any questions, they'll answer them. And if you don't like the bridle, or it doesn't fit you can send it right back, no questions asked. I bought a saddle from them and it was a great experience. Would definitely recommend them.
 

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