PDA

View Full Version : Jimmy's vs. Hadfield's vs. Dy'on



Showhtr
Mar. 21, 2011, 11:37 AM
I need to get a new fancy hunter show bridle for my new horse. Wanted to see between the Jimmy's, Hadfield's and Dy'on bridles, what people prefer/have experience with? I have an old Jimmy's bridle that still looks very nice and its 15 years old, but too small for my new horse.

BAC
Mar. 21, 2011, 11:59 AM
I love my Hadfields and would buy another without hesitation. I haven't seen a Dy'on bridle but have heard they are gorgeous. From what has been posted on these forums about Jimmy's, the consensus seems to be that the quality is not up to his usual standards anymore. All of these bridles have been discussed on the forums before, you might do a search for more detailed information on them.

STA
Mar. 21, 2011, 02:45 PM
My preference is Hadfields. Great quality, customer service, and style.

MHM
Mar. 21, 2011, 02:48 PM
All the Hadfields tack I've seen has been very, very high quality.

JenMiller
Mar. 21, 2011, 05:13 PM
Hadfields, hands down. It's worth every penny.

BelgianWaffles
Mar. 22, 2011, 09:06 AM
Never seen a Jimmys.

Own a beautiful Hadfields hunter bridle that I will guess is about 8 yrs old now. They hold up well, turn a nice color. Down side is the leather tends to get abit gummy and look "used" or broken in. It will look grubby if not cleaned, but cleans up beautiful. I like glycerin and castile soap with these bridles.

Have two Dyons jumper bridles. One is 3yrs, one is 2yrs but used everyday. I prefer the finish of the Dyon leather. It is almost silky and less porous. They don't get as dirty as the Hadfields and I haven't experienced the gummy feeling.

You need to hold each bridle in your hand to understand what I'm talking about.

Neither bridles stretch.

I just went and looked at the Dyon hunter bridles and noted you can order with or without the anatomic comfort headpiece.

http://www.dyon.be/produits_details_briderie.php?Id_produit=1958&Id_cat=11&Id_lang=2&Id_ss_cat=12&Id_sss_cat=33

Showhtr
Mar. 31, 2011, 10:37 AM
Wondered if they Dy'on run big or regular sizing?

Bolero
Apr. 4, 2011, 12:51 PM
I've really been eying this new one from SmartPak (http://www.smartpakequine.com/ProductClass.aspx?productclassid=9445)

The price is right too, compared to the other brands that have been mentioned.

FrenchFrytheEqHorse
Apr. 4, 2011, 02:09 PM
The woman doing the intense leatherwork while wearing that giant diamond ring in the banner of the Dy'on website makes me chuckle...

Lives2Jump
Apr. 4, 2011, 09:13 PM
I've really been eying this new one from SmartPak (http://www.smartpakequine.com/ProductClass.aspx?productclassid=9445)
.
Me too! Too bad I already have quite the collection for one horse. Hmmm

Small Change
Apr. 4, 2011, 09:33 PM
I've really been eying this new one from SmartPak (http://www.smartpakequine.com/ProductClass.aspx?productclassid=9445)

The price is right too, compared to the other brands that have been mentioned.

That is one gorgeous bridle... *swoon*

sansibar
Apr. 4, 2011, 10:26 PM
I LOVE Dy'on products, they are very modern, whil remaining very classic. I love the Hadfield items I have also, those too are very classy, and very high quality. I just bought a Jimmy's running martingale and it is very good quality.

So I don't think you can go wrong with any of those.

JenMiller
Apr. 4, 2011, 11:34 PM
Never seen a Jimmys.

Own a beautiful Hadfields hunter bridle that I will guess is about 8 yrs old now. They hold up well, turn a nice color. Down side is the leather tends to get abit gummy and look "used" or broken in. It will look grubby if not cleaned, but cleans up beautiful. I like glycerin and castile soap with these bridles.



Try using Ammonia to strip the gummy, then oil it.