ISO Brown Cob Double Bridle

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ISO Brown Cob Double Bridle

Postby Ponichiwa » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:51 pm

Virtual tack shoppers, I need your help.

I'm looking for a brown double bridle for my GRP mare, who has a cob (or maybe slightly smaller) face. Right now she's in a Jerry's Harness snaffle bridle which I love, but unfortunately for me they've closed up their shop.

Parameters:
- Brown
- Cob
- Under $400 preferred. Under $300 very preferred, but looks unlikely given some quick shopping around Smartpak/Dover/Dressage Extensions
- Prefer crank over french noseband but can be flexible for the right bridle.
- Bonus points for personal reviews of quality of the bridle. I tend to keep my bridles for a long time, so want this purchase to last 10+ years.

Send me some links!

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Re: ISO Brown Cob Double Bridle

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Re: ISO Brown Cob Double Bridle

Postby Ponichiwa » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:50 pm

Any feedback on Bobby's leather quality?

How about Delfina? http://www.delfinasaddlery.com/Bridles- ... -p228.html

Never having felt one, I'm a bit hesitant to order.

Additionally, I'm spoiled by my current bridle. Has everything I love and more.

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Re: ISO Brown Cob Double Bridle

Postby Canyon » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:24 pm

Dressage Extensions has the Royal Oak (used to be made by Jerry's) Weymouth in brown cob for $150 :o , but the brow band and cavesson are white/gold or white/silver lined. I bought this bridle in black many years ago; it is nice quality, but the cavesson and browband are flat, not padded - if that matters.

Me - I'd buy a brown bradoon hanger and add it to the snaffle bridle.

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Re: ISO Brown Cob Double Bridle

Postby Ponichiwa » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:02 pm

Good eyes, Canyon! Last time I looked at DressageExtensions, the (now-discounted) Royal Oak weymouth was still $300+, so I wasn't willing to compromise on the padding and French caveson options.

Now a) there's an option I know fits Kiwi, and b) that it's SO CHEAP-- well, dressage-standards-wise; this basically means my double's bits are "free", according to my revisionist math-- how can I not buy it?

Will post an update after it gets here. Thanks!

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Re: ISO Brown Cob Double Bridle

Postby Srhorselady » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:17 pm

I've had 3 Bobbys bridles, all have been quite nice. I still have all of them and at least one is over 10 years old. I consider them to be above average leather quality for the money and well made. I have "heard", but don't know for a fact, that there are two levels of Bobbys leather quality, one quite good the other mediocre. Most of the Bobbys tack I have seen and felt (my local tack store carried a lot of it for several years) was good quality mid price range $150 to $300 for bridles.

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Re: ISO Brown Cob Double Bridle

Postby mld02004 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:44 pm

I was also going to suggest bobbys. I gave a double for my Arab that is very thin for a more refined head. Quality is very good for price imo.

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Re: ISO Brown Cob Double Bridle

Postby Ponichiwa » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:04 pm

My bridle showed up yesterday! So I took Kiwi on a nice long trail ride for her debut double bridle day. I think it looks pretty cute on her (left):

Image

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Re: ISO Brown Cob Double Bridle

Postby piedmontfields » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:23 am

Love the photo. It is so adorable how she is towering over her bud. Personally, I am a fan of the white edged bridles and wish more were still available. It looks super smart on a dark horse like Kiwi!

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Re: ISO Brown Cob Double Bridle

Postby Ponichiwa » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:06 pm

I love white padding! Only downside is that it highlights poor tack cleaning, but other than that it looks super on horses that have minimal white on their faces. I know from experience from having made the wrong bridle padding choices in the past.

Don't judge me.

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Re: ISO Brown Cob Double Bridle

Postby Snork » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:45 pm

Kiwi looks super cute in her new bridle. When did Jerry's close the shop? Waaah!

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Re: ISO Brown Cob Double Bridle

Postby Canyon » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:31 pm

According to Jerry's Harness Shop Facebook page the shop closed 5/31/17. I'm sad, also :cry: .

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Re: ISO Brown Cob Double Bridle

Postby Ponichiwa » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:59 pm

Snork and Canyon-- agreed. I was ready to buy another bridle from them only to realize they'd closed their doors 4 weeks previously. Bereft.

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Re: ISO Brown Cob Double Bridle

Postby Canyon » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:28 pm

FWIW, I just received an email from Dressage Extensions - $25 off all bridles with code BRI25, through 7/27.

Just in case anyone needs a nudge from an enabler :) .


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