Now that Gina’s a legitimate jumping horse, I guess she deserves her own bridle. She has a lovely black dressage bridle to call her own, but my jumping saddle is brown and some inner part of me cringes at the thought of mixing black and brown tack together. Gina’s been borrowing one of Moe’s bridles, but it isn’t really working out.
|Bumming Moe’s bridle, bit and all.|
For starters, Moe’s head is tiny. He wears a cob-sized bridle. Gina’s head is much larger; the bridle is on the very last hole on almost every strap. I prefer to have some room to adjust if necessary. The other problem is that it’s a figure-8. Gina doesn’t need the figure-8 or a flash noseband. She goes very well in a regular cavesson. I suppose it doesn’t hurt to have one, but the less leather I need to clean, the better.
- Nunn Finer Event Bridle: I like the buckle ends, I like the plain, workmanlike style, I like that I can get it through work at a discount.
- PS of Sweden Flat Out Revolution Bridle: Thanks to $900 Facebook Pony, I’m now intrigued by these bridles. I like the simple styling of this bridle and I like that the flash attachment is fully detachable.
- Harwich Plain Raised Bridle: This bridle looks clean and classic. The price isn’t overwhelming, either.
- Red Barn Kingston Bridle: Another plain hunter bridle, this is slightly darker and wider than the Harwich. It’s available through work at a discount, too.