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fascination
Sep. 12, 2009, 09:49 PM
Hey all. First post and such so I'll be brief. I did a search and nothing came up, so I was just wondering, what exactly is "warmblood size"? Is it between F/S and O/S?

Check it:

http://www.eqtack.com/catalog/product_info.php?pName=1103f-raised-fancy-stitched-breastplate&cName=english-tack-breast-collars

Thanks so much :yes:.

Horsezee
Sep. 12, 2009, 11:37 PM
In most cases Warmblood size = Over size. :)

fascination
Sep. 12, 2009, 11:59 PM
Ah, sweet, thanks. My horse may be a warmblood be she's definitely not an oversize.

MR
Sep. 13, 2009, 12:58 AM
Amusingly, "warmblood" size for my warmblood = cobb. His head looks like a completely normal size. However, oversize would be WAY too big, and sometimes even "full" doesn't work. Make sure to take measurements - they can be deceiving! :)

stoicfish
Sep. 13, 2009, 01:09 AM
Need some advice about Bobby’s and thought I could hijack this thread, too.
I bought a WB size and it was on all the smallest adjustment, the head band was sticking way out, traded it for a full size (different style) and it is too small on the largest setting. Almost in her eyes. She is 17h, with a good sized head.
The tack shop said they could stretch the full or punch holes on the WB to make it smaller. I would like to find a better solution if possible.
Any suggestions?

Picture of her head http://s848.photobucket.com/albums/ab45/stoicfish/?action=view&current=BooandMookie2.jpg

briddygirl
Sep. 13, 2009, 01:51 PM
I have a 16.1 H Oldenburg (Hanoverian/TB).....she'd considered a Warmblood type but she is definitely built more like a TB....more delicate -- is there really any real typical "look" for a warmblood?? I mean, I thought it was more in the breeding and not necessarily in the actual physical size?

Horsezee
Sep. 13, 2009, 04:14 PM
Need some advice about Bobby’s and thought I could hijack this thread, too.
I bought a WB size and it was on all the smallest adjustment, the head band was sticking way out, traded it for a full size (different style) and it is too small on the largest setting. Almost in her eyes. She is 17h, with a good sized head.
The tack shop said they could stretch the full or punch holes on the WB to make it smaller. I would like to find a better solution if possible.
Any suggestions?

Picture of her head http://s848.photobucket.com/albums/ab45/stoicfish/?action=view&current=BooandMookie2.jpg

Bobbys doesn't fit our horses. I buy Arc De Triomphe bridles for shows and Collegiate's or Crosby's for schooling in the horse size. The browbands run
16" on those. Both horses are 16.2 1/2-16.3, a Han/TB and an Oldenburg. Hope this helps.

stoicfish
Sep. 13, 2009, 10:23 PM
Yes it does Horsezee. I was wondering WTH was going on. I take it the heads look similar on your horses?

Horsezee
Sep. 13, 2009, 10:54 PM
Yes it does Horsezee. I was wondering WTH was going on. I take it the heads look similar on your horses?

Let me see if I can find some pics. This is the same ADT Starman bridle. It is really for our young jumper Leggo but my daughter used it for this lead line class. The flash comes completely off. In the other pic the figure eight bridle is a Collegiate/Crosby with a custom crystal browband plus ADT single laced reins (these are really cool reins).

'Keven'

http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2352755760061078324SobRFk?vhost=pets

'Leggo'

http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2403071450061078324kMLsSu?vhost=pets

http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2598219890061078324xksHxX?vhost=pets

stoicfish
Sep. 13, 2009, 10:58 PM
Your links are not working. Looking forward to seeing the pics. :)

Horsezee
Sep. 13, 2009, 11:08 PM
Your links are not working. Looking forward to seeing the pics. :)



I tried again. ;)

stoicfish
Sep. 13, 2009, 11:27 PM
Yup same type of head.
BTW, the picture of the little person on the big horse is waaay too cute!! Thanks for sharing.

Irish Ei's
Sep. 14, 2009, 12:05 AM
My problem is finding mis-matched sizes..
Mine wears a horse size bridle and oversized martingale..

Edgewood to the rescue.

starrysky
Sep. 14, 2009, 10:21 AM
My Haflinger wears OS/WB sized head-gear, too!

Horsezee
Sep. 14, 2009, 02:40 PM
Yup same type of head.
BTW, the picture of the little person on the big horse is waaay too cute!! Thanks for sharing.

Thank you, she is a relative of a barn mate of my daughter's. :)

ponymama
Sep. 14, 2009, 03:44 PM
For the Bobby's issue, I'd try a different brand. Edgewoods have fit all of our ponies/horses over the years (even though every time I still try other brands for a cheaper option for schooling... but I would rather have a single well-fitting one than 2 that aren't ever right) They run larger, so a full has fit even our largest-headed.

In halters, our oldenburg and westfalian both wear a "stallion" size which appears to be in-between full and O/S. Now I'm seeing the warmblood size instead, and it fits about the same as the stallion. So i think in general it's in-between.

In blankets, the WB cuts seem to accommodate extra bone/bulk in the shoulders & hind end. These are a great thing for the jumper mare.

cloudyandcallie
Sep. 14, 2009, 04:05 PM
Ah, sweet, thanks. My horse may be a warmblood be she's definitely not an oversize.

Usually WB sizing means bigger. But all WBs are not created equal as mine wears a 78 blanket (altho when I got him the BO had me buy an 84!!! thanks for letting me return it Dover.)

My 16.2 wb wears the same "size" (on the same "holes) halter/bridle/saddle as did my prissy 16 hand tb mare. But I've seen some WBs who had much bigger heads. (One wb mare who was 18.2 had to have Cloudy's halter taken out 2 holes to put it on her to bring her in.)
It of course depends on the amt of tb blood in each wb, as the registries have lots of tb blood infused into them.

My wb does wear size 2 shoes, after he grew up, as opposed to my tb mare's size one shoes.