View Full Version : Question for those with Smartpak Wellfleet bridles

Apr. 10, 2011, 11:21 AM
I am considering buying one of these bridles for one of my horses (the figure eight), but I am worried about the color (I believe they call it "Hazelnut"). In the catalog, the color is very red/orange and it would look horrendous on my practically black horse. I prefer tack that is dark brown. Do these bridles oil to a darker shade, or are do they keep that color?

Also, how do the sizes run? He's very much a cob.

Apr. 10, 2011, 01:35 PM
I recently bought the wide caveson Wellfleet and it oiled up to a really dark brown with absolutely no red in it at all (almost a little too dark for the horse I am using it on) Leather is fantastic! I bought the martingale and matching girth, and they all oiled up to the same dark brown color. (I used olive oil) I have had no issues with the size either.

Apr. 10, 2011, 02:50 PM
Mine also oiled up to a very nice dark brown rather quickly. I ordered a cob size for my 15 hand mare with a delicate head and it is almost too big for her. The cheeks are ok, but the throatlatch and noseband are on the last hole.

Rio Blanco
Apr. 10, 2011, 08:01 PM
This is what mine looked like after oiling... it was about a month old in this pic. I love it, but unless your horse has a jug head or WB head, the figure 8 might be a bit large. My mare has a decent sized WB head but a dainty TB nose and the full size figure 8 just barely fits her.


Apr. 10, 2011, 08:54 PM
I oiled mine with heated up olive oil and it turned out almost black. Looks stunning on my gray horse. We get tons of complements on it.

Apr. 10, 2011, 09:00 PM
I love the bridle, I was very impressed with the quality and color. I think it does run large, the figure 8 and throat latch are on almost the last hole on my hanoverians head. Its truly a beautiful bridle at an amazing price. I <3 smartpak!