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    What would ya'll say is the best bridle with a wide noseband? Hypothetically a horse has a large head and looks wierd in something delicate. I like the hadfields (and they match my saddle) but I didn't see if they had a wide nosband or not, and couldn't tell much from the stock photos.
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    Jimmys 21st century bridles are gorgeous on a big head http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif
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    Do they come dark enough? The ones I see are too light...
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    The ones I have been around have always been dark, pure neatsfoot is your friend http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif
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    Jimmys has the best bridles with a wide noseband.
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    I have the Beval Heritage with the wide noseband for Gomez. He doesn't have an ugly head, but his blaze goes off to the side so it helps offset the illusion that he is going around with his head cocked to the side. I really do like the bridle, though it seems to run a bit small.



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    Hadfield's have a gorgeous Wide Noseband bridle.



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    I like the Jimmy's, Hadfields are nice also.
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    My Antares has a wide noseband, its beautiful leather and workmanship and very reasonably priced for a bridle of such quality.



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    I have the Hadfield's padded hunter bridle. It has the wider noseband. It's a beautiful bridle.



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    My Antares has a wide noseband too and it looks great. It comes in a darker and lighter leather.
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    Jimmy's or Beval Heritage look best on my big headed gelding.
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    Originally posted by teehee89:
    My Antares has a wide noseband too and it looks great. It comes in a darker and lighter leather.
    It comes in 2 colors? Didn't know that, I wasn't given an option, mine was on the light side but one oiling and it darkened very nicely.



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    Have to say that I like the Antares best of all the choices mentioned... although the Jimmys and Hadfields models are also very nice.

    The wider noseband look seems to flatter a lot of horses better than the narrower version, unless you are dealing with a very delicate "breedy" type head.
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    What tack stores carry Hadfield's or Jimmy bridles



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    Originally posted by BAC:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by teehee89:
    My Antares has a wide noseband too and it looks great. It comes in a darker and lighter leather.
    It comes in 2 colors? Didn't know that, I wasn't given an option, mine was on the light side but one oiling and it darkened very nicely. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I'm pretty sure it does. When I bought mine I saw ones that were a lot darker too. Maybe they were already oiled or something?
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    Originally posted by teehee89:
    I'm pretty sure it does. When I bought mine I saw ones that were a lot darker too. Maybe they were already oiled or something?
    I bought mine directly from their customer service rep on their website based on recommendations from Lucassb so didn't know anything about the color. Its possible the darker ones you saw were already oiled.



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    I love the Arc de Triomphe Matisse bridle. The Herve Godnignon is also very nice



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