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kwpnWB
Sep. 22, 2011, 03:37 PM
I am having a hard time fitting my horse for a full bridle and thought maybe there might be some good ideas/thoughts laying around in here :)

He is a 17 hh KWPN (chestnut) with an refined body.. A lot of people question him as a TB... His papers say other wise ;)

But its time for him to go into a full and I am having the HARDEST of times fitting him.

He can wear comfortably an arab size halter.

I've tried on Passier, Anky, Ovation and Borne but what seems to fit him the best is the rolled.. Any name brand suggestions? The rolled looks great on him. I like the flat leather look with his face.

But I also don't want to pay 1,200 dollars for a full either after I just spend 4,000 plus on our new saddle.

Any other suggetions? I think he might do well in a Cob but is face is very refined (girly) and I don't want the leather over powering him.

I am in a tight spot as I leave in three months for Florida and I know I will get slaughtered if we don't have one with us this time :)

Tiger Horse
Sep. 22, 2011, 04:50 PM
I am having a hard time fitting my horse for a full bridle and thought maybe there might be some good ideas/thoughts laying around in here :)

He is a 17 hh KWPN (chestnut) with an refined body.. A lot of people question him as a TB... His papers say other wise ;)

But its time for him to go into a full and I am having the HARDEST of times fitting him.

He can wear comfortably an arab size halter.

I've tried on Passier, Anky, Ovation and Borne but what seems to fit him the best is the rolled.. Any name brand suggestions? The rolled looks great on him. I like the flat leather look with his face.

But I also don't want to pay 1,200 dollars for a full either after I just spend 4,000 plus on our new saddle.

Any other suggetions? I think he might do well in a Cob but is face is very refined (girly) and I don't want the leather over powering him.

I am in a tight spot as I leave in three months for Florida and I know I will get slaughtered if we don't have one with us this time :)

Have you tried JustBridles.com?

cadance
Sep. 22, 2011, 07:10 PM
Here is a Kieffer weymouth with rolled leather on sale from Dressage Extensions in black/cob, not a big fan of the browband but that can obviously be changed
http://www.dressageextensions.com/ProductDetail.asp?KEY=92154

GreyDes
Sep. 22, 2011, 09:18 PM
The Kieffer looks nice, especially for that price!

Here's a few other options at different price points.

Arc de Triumph Mirage (I think it's a special order for the double)
http://www.adttack.com/pages/adt-special-order-dressage-bridles.php

Schumacher Munchen - $729
http://www.dressageextensions.com/ProductDetail.asp?KEY=2056

Bobby's - $199
http://cheshirehorse.com/Bobbys-Rolled-Padded-Weymouth-Bridle--P4604.aspx

Vespucci - $437
http://www.equinenow.com/store-item-73335

Hampton Bay
Sep. 22, 2011, 10:34 PM
Pass on the Bobby's. I had one that I got for 1/3 that price and HATED. The cob was actually pony-sized, leather cracked, reins super short.

Kieffer is really nice though. Loved mine.

kwpnWB
Sep. 22, 2011, 11:45 PM
Pass on the Bobby's. I had one that I got for 1/3 that price and HATED. The cob was actually pony-sized, leather cracked, reins super short.

Kieffer is really nice though. Loved mine.


Thank you for the heads up!

I will look into those sites! He is so picky with his tack its unbelievable... He better be worth it!

dudleyc
Sep. 23, 2011, 06:49 AM
My Swedish gelding has a small chisled head. I originally had a schumaker rolled double bridle for him, but bought a cob size henig. I love henig bridles. I wish pony bridles were easier to find.

If you are interested in th rolled double bridle PM me

suzy
Sep. 23, 2011, 08:02 AM
I really like the Isabel Werth double. If I didn't already have a double bridle, this is what I would buy:

http://www.123tack.com/isabell-werth-satchamo-double-bridle.html

Very reasonably priced, too.

This company has the bridle on sale for $399:

http://www.crazyhorsetack.com/dressagebridle.html

purplnurpl
Sep. 23, 2011, 09:11 AM
check out ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=double+bridle&_sacat=3153&_odkw=&_osacat=3153&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313

kwpnWB
Sep. 23, 2011, 02:12 PM
thanks everyone for the quick responses.. i've looked its just hard to find a cob size rolled...

or even a horse size rolled full bridle... and i know some brands fit differently and i am just avoiding the HUGE dollar signs!

suzy
Sep. 23, 2011, 02:29 PM
kwpnwb, my horse is that weird in between size. Not quite a cob but horse size is too big. I ended up buying one of the Passier bridles and taking it to a saddler to be cut down as needed.

scubed
Sep. 23, 2011, 05:40 PM
The Kieffer TB size has fit my cob sized TBs well.

The Prestige is expensive, but comes in a cob that has fit TBs with cob size heads well http://www.windsongtack.com/bridles/dressage-bridle/rolled-double-bridle-e85.html

This ebay one is cheap enough to try (I have gotten a couple of rheingold snaffle bridles and been impressed that they are of reasonably good quality, not drool on the leather, but perfectly fine) http://stores.ebay.com/Equestrian-Perfection/Rhinegold-Rolled-Double-/_i.html?_fsub=1738873013

They are also available non-ebay: http://jhequestrian.co.uk/HORSEBRIDLES.aspx

Dobert and Amerigo are also options: http://www.equusukgroup.co.uk/double.htm

kwpnWB
Sep. 28, 2011, 10:05 AM
kwpnwb, my horse is that weird in between size. Not quite a cob but horse size is too big. I ended up buying one of the Passier bridles and taking it to a saddler to be cut down as needed.


yea thats what i think i might have to do... has the passier is the best looking one on him...

kwpnWB
Sep. 28, 2011, 10:09 AM
The Kieffer TB size has fit my cob sized TBs well.

The Prestige is expensive, but comes in a cob that has fit TBs with cob size heads well http://www.windsongtack.com/bridles/dressage-bridle/rolled-double-bridle-e85.html

This ebay one is cheap enough to try (I have gotten a couple of rheingold snaffle bridles and been impressed that they are of reasonably good quality, not drool on the leather, but perfectly fine) http://stores.ebay.com/Equestrian-Perfection/Rhinegold-Rolled-Double-/_i.html?_fsub=1738873013

They are also available non-ebay: http://jhequestrian.co.uk/HORSEBRIDLES.aspx

Dobert and Amerigo are also options: http://www.equusukgroup.co.uk/double.htm

THANK YOU!