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  1. #1
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    Default Bridles for inspections

    I am going to be bring my coming three year old filly to an Oldenburg inspection this year, what kind of bridle suggested? Black vs brown etc...
    Oh and what type of bit do they like to see?
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    A bridle that will compliment the head. Color is not the question. A simple snaffle is fine.



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    I use both black and brown bridles, no other adornment (bling), and spiffy clean. I usually have a Sprenger snaffle bit on the bridle, loose ring, although really, I would use whatever plain snaffle I had on my bridle of choice.
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    It just seemed that dressage people use black and H/J use brown...I am not sure which color yet shows her off the best. I have a nice french link but it is an eggbutt is that okay or should I use a loose ring or Dee ring? I personally think black is spiffy.....
    Mai Tai aka Tyler RIP March 1994-December 2011
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    What color is your mare?? I use brown on one of my chestnut mares and black on the dark mares. Loose ring snaffle, would hate to see a D ring!! Also I dislike seeing a flash when a horse is shown in hand, and hate also the attachment that is on the bridles. I have bridles without flash and attachment when showing the mares now with the foals. I love bling so use our stable colors, well one of them, on browbands I had made in Germany with the Savworski (sp??) crystals.
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    She is a bay with tiny white star that is more like a crescent moon. Okay loose ring snaffle it is, I think I might actually have one. If I could post pics I would show her to you.

    http://s246.photobucket.com/albums/g...=VogueTrim.jpg

    http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/g.../VogueTrim.jpg
    This is her picture after a bath in say November.
    Let me know if you can access the pic or not...
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    Mai Tai aka Tyler RIP March 1994-December 2011
    Grief is the price we pay for love- Gretchen Jackson
    "And here she comes. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ZENYATTA!"



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    Since she has a nice head, you might consider presenting her in a bridle with no noseband at all (just the headstall and browband). I used to see a lot more horses presented that way, and I personally think it looks really good.
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    Go with what looks best on her. Black or brown is equally fine, as is loose ring or eggbutt. Noseband or no noseband will depend on how each looks and whether the handler needs the control of the noseband. I personally have gone with black leather, noseband, loose ring and very subtle bling on the browband. But you should use what looks best on your mare. Good luck!



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    Wow! She looks just like my mare!

    My mare can pull off black or havana brown. I really like the white padding, or on my bridle, I have silver padding. Heres a few head shots to give you an idea since our mares look so alike.


    with my mom
    http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...-11-17006a.jpg

    havana with white padding
    http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...e/000_2625.jpg

    All black with rose quartz browband
    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7...ure057copy.jpg

    plain havana bridle
    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7...Bridle-1-A.jpg

    Here she is just as she is.. I think they look very alike. What is your mares breeding?
    http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...-11-17008a.jpg
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    I used a rolled bridle with loose ring snaffle on my very delicate-headed mare. No bling on her. However, she is quite small and lined bridles look clunky on her tiny head.

    No need to go bridle-shopping if the bridle you have looks good on your mare and as long as it cleans up well. A spotless presentation is paramount.



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    Ivy62, I think your mare would look best in a black bridle. I wouldn't go without a nose band since that tends to make the head look long!! Unless you have a short cob headed horse but I think your mare would look best with the noseband. JMHO
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    Thanks for all the replies. I am going to go to Rolex this year and bridle shopping is in the cards for us this year...I think black and a loose ring snaffle...I think I am going to keep it simple.
    My filly is a branded Oldenburg by Santa Cruz out of Way State (tb) by State Dinner. We are waiting for her to grow up and tell me what her discipline will be. Honestly, she was bought on a lark to be for my daughter who is only coming 6 herself so I hope in about 6-7 years they will match up....what a gamble I know but I thought she was cute as a baby...
    Mai Tai aka Tyler RIP March 1994-December 2011
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    "And here she comes. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ZENYATTA!"



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    Just thinking that if you intend to use the mare as a hunter, you might want to purchase a very dark brown bridle instead. Just a thought!!
    http://www.talloaksfarm.net ---"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts." --- Winston Churchill



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