Rudy needs a new bridle

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Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby Sue B » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:50 pm

So, I'm using retail therapy to ease my no-riding frustration and considering buying this bridle for Rudy. He was being a twit one day, took off while being bridled and tore the headstall of his current KL Select bridle. I repaired it with electrical tape, but I should really get him a new one if I'm ever going to show him again. What do you guys think?

https://www.klselect.com/red-barn-arena-bridle/

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Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby Flight » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:05 am

I don't know what I think about the newly shaped bridles, but the flash on that one looks more secure. When I've tried to use a flash noseband, I found I had to have the cavesson quite tight otherwise it was pulled down by the flash, but that looks better designed and not as likely to.

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Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby StraightForward » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:45 am

I like the design, but I think I read either here or on CotH about some disappointment with quality of RedBarn bridles recently. It looks a lot like the Schockemole Equitus Alpha, but I've heard about quality problems with that brand too. Prestige makes one of a similar design, but it has sort of funky angular nose and browband that you probably either love or hate.
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Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby Sue B » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:10 pm

SO what Rudy likes about his old KL Select/Red Barn is the padding, what I like is the quality of the leather. Anyone have any ideas where I might find that combination? He does not need a flash, has a very refined, TB face and wheres a cob. Don't care about the brow band because Sunshine2me (I think) made me a beautiful one. I like the idea of the cavesson curving away from the corner of the mouth--looks like it might be more comfy?

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Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby Josette » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:06 pm

Sent you PM about 2 KL Select Epsom model bridles for TB head.

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Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby StraightForward » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:08 pm

Not sure if you want to spend that much, but Centerline Style had a really nice-looking Stubben with a shaped noseband. It had a refined look that would be nice on his face, and the leather quality should be good. They often have 20% off codes available if you sign up for their emails.
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Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby piedmontfields » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:20 pm

I bought a Red Barn on sale from Smartpak and it was terrible leather--so I returned it. Yet I have Red Barn reins that are wonderful. I just ordered a new Passier bridle. Will report back after it arrives.

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Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby Sue B » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:19 pm

The Stubben bridle was beautiful. I may raid my can recycling jar for it. Very tempting.

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Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby Beorn » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:15 pm

I always forget, but Stubben also has a sale section on their website, which includes bridles. There are several handsome ones there currently for less than $150, including the 1800.

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Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby Beorn » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:50 pm

AND ALSO, you have to call to order, but then they tell you that they have all kinds of things on sale that they haven't put up on their website yet. WARNING! DANGER! :shock:

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Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby Ryeissa » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:04 pm

did you decide on something Sue?

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Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby Sue B » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:58 pm

No, I haven't decided yet, but I think I'm calling Stubben after what Beorn said. :mrgreen:

ETA: DH wants to buy a new old tractor. I told him "okay" so long as I can have a new bridle. Hehe

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Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby StraightForward » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:20 pm

I just bought a used Ovation bridle off eBay to use with my jumping saddle. It's actually surprisingly nice quality. If only I'd been paying more attention and noticed that it is full, not cob (seller was selling several cob bridles). So it will fit Tesla, rather than Annabelle. I'd say their full runs a little small.
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Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby piedmontfields » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:19 pm

I received my Passier "Blu" snaffle bridle and I quite like it! It does not run large, though (I got a full--luckily).

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Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby Sue B » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:51 pm

So, I ordered a bridle from Stubben but, I'm not sure what I paid for it and not exactly sure which one I ordered. Lol

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Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby Beorn » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:34 pm

Sue B wrote:So, I ordered a bridle from Stubben but, I'm not sure what I paid for it and not exactly sure which one I ordered. Lol


:D Update when it arrives!

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Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby Sue B » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:56 pm

Okay, so I think I got the 2017 Conversion cavesson Bridle form Stubben for only 150 bucks or so. It arrived last week after spending a few days at our neighbor's house. beautiful bridle, very padded and soft. So far Rudy seems to like it. I'll get pictures soon.

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Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby piedmontfields » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:56 pm

I'd love to see it! I am finally convinced that the Passier Blu bridle I got is a fine fit for Em. I'll try to share photos on this thread.

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Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby Beorn » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:50 pm

Sue B wrote:Okay, so I think I got the 2017 Conversion cavesson Bridle form Stubben for only 150 bucks or so. It arrived last week after spending a few days at our neighbor's house. beautiful bridle, very padded and soft. So far Rudy seems to like it. I'll get pictures soon.


Great deal! Can't wait to see the pictures!

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Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby Sue B » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:30 pm

Rudy in his new bridle, which has very nice quality leather and super soft padding btw. Cob size is truly cob, so don't order it unless your horse has a short, delicate TB head like Rudy.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/HNX5KZGo7niH61r28

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Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Postby Beorn » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:37 pm

*like*!


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