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Salar
Jan. 13, 2011, 03:59 PM
Just curious, where would I begin to look for a quality used double bridle? I have looked at new ones, but as with alot of tack - I would prefer to buy a quality, well cared for edition to a new "lesser" quality version.

Any ideas?

Thanks.......

buck22
Jan. 13, 2011, 04:01 PM
Check ebay I see lots of very nice ones like Passier, etc. I will be listing my high quality cob sized one there soon.

dalpal
Jan. 13, 2011, 04:10 PM
oversize, full, or cob?

Salar
Jan. 14, 2011, 08:22 AM
She would be a full...even leaning to cob. She is a 16.1h warmblood but has a small head. I have contemplated measuring and having one made....but would prefer to go used.

Thanks for the ebay suggestion...it has been so long since I used that site...but should have known!!!

Thanks!

scubed
Jan. 14, 2011, 02:56 PM
http://www.malvernsaddlery.com/A-Bit-Less/a-bit-less.html (you may need to call to see what they have, but last time I was in they had some beautiful double bridles at ridiculously low prices)

http://www.localriding.com/double-bridles.html

http://www.tacktrader.com/show_list.php?form_word_srch=Y&form_search_text=Y&form_words=double+bridle

http://ewarmbloods.net/topic/919/Tack-breeches-and-Dansko-s

http://www.rugahorse.com/bridles.htm

Spyder
Jan. 14, 2011, 06:56 PM
Check out this listing on eBay (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rhinegold-Leather-Comfort-Double-Bridle-Padded-All-Size-/370383016395?pt=UK_Horse_Wear_Equipment&var=&hash=item9503345455) on the eBay UK site. I now have 3 Rhinegold bridles because they're so nice.

Someone who boards at my barn admired one of them one day, as she was fondling it while it was on a tack hook waiting to be cleaned saying something like, "I have a Passier but it's not nearly as nice as this one."

They are really soft & supple, not crappy leather by any means. And because you're buying from England you don't have to pay the USA mark-up.

dwblover
Jan. 14, 2011, 07:09 PM
Spyder, how do those bridles run in size? My TB wears a cob size in most bridles, but if they run smaller then he needs a horse size. Thanks!

Spyder
Jan. 15, 2011, 12:28 PM
My guys (Friesian, Holsteiner, TB) all wear the cob size. Contact the seller and ask what the browband measurement is and what the hanger measurement is. Sometimes they will mix and match for you. Just ask.

BetterOffRed
Jan. 15, 2011, 12:54 PM
Check out FSS bridles on Ebay. The vendor is Saddlery4u2. I got a very good quality, new double bridle from them. It cost be about $75 with shipping.

GallantGesture
Jan. 15, 2011, 02:09 PM
If you are having a hard time finding a used double bridle, you could find a nice quality snaffle bridle (or use one you already have) and add a bradoon hanger to it. I put one together that way and it worked out to be much less expensive than buying a similar quality double would have been (I'm a quality leather person when it comes to bridles too).