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GingerJumper
Jun. 1, 2011, 01:32 PM
So, I'm actually a jumper but my new prospect goes very nicely in a flash, and I just adore dressage bridles so I figured I'd post this here.

Anyways.

Long story short: I currently have two horses, the old been-there-done-that jumper likes his figure eight noseband (I'm serious, he hates other nosebands unless they're quite padded), and so the new guy has been going in a flash. He's an OTTB and as such gapes his mouth something dreadful (he's gotten much better now but I still like him in the flash the best). Current bridle is just too big on him, it's up to the shortest hole on everything :( sadly, there's no room for more holes or anything.

So, I'm looking for a funky looking, BLACK (colored padding, crystals, etc are fine) flash bridle that comes in a cob or a full size. :)

Any suggestions, links, pictures? Preferably not "bank breaking" or too traditional looking. Tall order, I know!

Petstorejunkie
Jun. 1, 2011, 01:38 PM
Bit of Britain has tons of flash option bridles.

I have a passier gemini in cob with crystals and a crank, but that thing in 2 years has stretched so much I can't in good faith recommend it :no: it's horse sized now probably

MelanieC
Jun. 1, 2011, 01:48 PM
Sadly, "funky" and "dressage bridle" are a tough combo. One black flash bridle looks much the same as any other. You can find a plethora of bling browbands to add to a vanilla black bridle, however.

Five Star Tack has some styles that are a little bit different (not very different, but a little) and currently has a 40% off deal going if you read their blog.

CatPS
Jun. 1, 2011, 02:04 PM
Sent you a PM!

I couldn't find a fun, reasonably-priced dressage bridle either. I ended up making my own browband (http://www.etsy.com/people/HighBrowEquine?ref=ls_profile) and putting it on a plain-vanilla SmartPak dressage bridle. They have several exclusive bridles at various price points that are shockingly nice considering what they cost. I ended up with their super-cheap Plymouth bridle ($50!!) and am very pleased with it. There are others in my barn with their Harwich bridle and a Wellfleet bridle, and both are lovely (though plain).

scubed
Jun. 1, 2011, 02:35 PM
padded on sale: http://www.shopatron.com/products/productdetail/part_number=PCPBRID-SALE-FL-BK/2294.0.1.1.98824.0.0.0.0?pp=20&

with crystals: http://www.elitesaddlery.com/index.php?productID=1114

combinations of padding and crystal: http://www.pinkequine.com/acatalog/Horse_Bridles.html

Fancy stitch: http://fivestartack.com/bridle_ainsley.php

Old Fashioned
Jun. 1, 2011, 02:47 PM
My favorite dressage bridle goto is Pink Equine (http://www.pinkequine.com/) (especially for funky)! Tons of colors, and crystals - but sizing runs large so go by the measurement chart. :winkgrin:

GingerJumper
Jun. 1, 2011, 02:54 PM
I LOVE the Pink Equine ones, but good grief, CatPS yours are GORGEOUS! PM'd you back :)

TheHorseProblem
Jun. 3, 2011, 02:12 PM
I have a Bobby's bridle for my huge warmblood, and the leather is fantastic. The price is right too.

http://performancetack.secure-mall.com/shop/?itemid=100

johnnysauntie
Jun. 3, 2011, 02:41 PM
I have used horse-size Bobby's and Thinline bridles on three different OTTBs. I love both. The TB's are all right on the brink of being cob-sized in Bobby's - but not quite. I used cob-sized cheek pieces, and had the cavesson cut down (and the buckle moved) to make the perfect OTTB sized bridle.

BAC
Jun. 7, 2011, 05:01 PM
What about adding this crystal browband to a plain black bridle? http://beval.com/Products/Browbands-by-Design/6500061.aspx

The sparkles should get you noticed from a mile away. :D

cadance
Jun. 7, 2011, 05:07 PM
I recently got my mare a Kieffer Dagmar, its fully lined/padded including the flash- something I haven't seen on any other bridles and I think its much more comfortable for her. Not too expensive either, about $215(?) and the reins are included.

cadance
Jun. 7, 2011, 05:08 PM
I recently got my mare a Kieffer Dagmar, its fully lined/padded including the flash- something I haven't seen on any other bridles and I think its much more comfortable for her. Not too expensive either, about $215(?) and the reins are included.

Here's a link- just kidding about $215, Pelham Saddlery has it for $189
http://www.pelham-saddlery.com/dbri/web1494.html

ArabDiva
Jun. 7, 2011, 05:59 PM
I am a HUGE fan of this bridle:
http://www.sstack.com/english_bridles_dressage-show-hack/joseph-sterling-comfort-plus-dressage-bridle--black/

I have 2 of them. The leather is really, really wonderful and you would think it's a lot more expensive than it was.
My mare loves the contoured, padded crown.