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  1. #1
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    Question Hunter bridles for Arabians?

    I would love some suggestions on finding a bridle for my Arab!! He's a liver chesnut with a blaze and has a beautiful refined head. I'm thinking I want plain and raised? Something in a darker color or that can be oiled and darkened. I would love to see pictures of your Arabs with their bridles on!! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance!!



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    My Arab X WB goes in a cob Collegiate bridle. It's raised with fancy stitching, but its all subtle. She has a very refined Arab-y head and I think it looks cute on her! I dont have a picture, but I will try to get one.



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    On my Arab mare, I use a cob sized Stubben dressage bridle and a QH-sized(?!?) el cheapo Kincade bridle in medium brown for jumping. The Kincade noseband fits on the 2nd to shortest hole. The throatlatch is tightened all the way up. Using a full cheek snaffle, the cheeks are on the 4th from the shortest hole.
    Aelfleah Farm, Scurry, Texas
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    www.aelfleahfarm.com



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    I use a Bobby's fancy-stitch raised bridle, cob size, for my Welsh-Arab cross, who has a classically Arab head. It fits and looks great, the leather is wonderfully soft, and it didn't cost an arm and a leg.



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    I had a gorgeous Aramas bridle on my old Arabian pony. He had a pretty Welsh-y head, and the cob fit him beautifully. It cost me under $200 for the bridle and the martingale, and the leather was gorgeous...wish I didn't sell it with the pony!
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    My Half Arab gelding doesn't have a super typey head, but he looks great in his fancy stitched Bevel Stamford bridle (cob sized): http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...76&id=52700902



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    I don't ride any Arabians but if you say you are thinking plain, raised, I love my plain raised Hadfields (if you're willing to spend a lot of money). It looks especially good on the typey heads and its already a beautiful dark mahogany shade before oiling.



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    I second Bobby's bridle in cob size. They are easy to darker as well.



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    I had a really hard time finding a bridle that fit my Arabs head...I finally got an Arabian Saddle Company bridle-

    http://www.arabiansaddle.com/bridles.htm



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    Thanks so much For all the suggestions!!GiddYbiddy- which aramas did you have For your pony? I have A wide noseband aramas for my tb that is absolutely Gorgeous! Leather quality is amazing for the price!! It's a bummer because there aren't many tack stores in my area so I have to do most of my shopping online... How's the quality on the Bobbys bridles?



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    My Arab isn't too refined, but I use a Bobby's english bridle on him and I think he's quite handsome. I love the quality of the bridle for the price. I think it was $120 with shipping.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...6&id=290401589

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...9&id=290401589



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    Quote Originally Posted by *Lovelife* View Post
    Thanks so much For all the suggestions!!GiddYbiddy- which aramas did you have For your pony? I have A wide noseband aramas for my tb that is absolutely Gorgeous! Leather quality is amazing for the price!! It's a bummer because there aren't many tack stores in my area so I have to do most of my shopping online... How's the quality on the Bobbys bridles?
    Oh gosh that was probably 7 or so years ago so I'm not sure...but it was just a regular fancy stitched bridle. So nice! I tried to find a picture of it but it was so long ago (my first pony!) that I can't find any good ones
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    Here is a not very flattering pic of my Arab X in her Collegiate bridle
    http://image76.webshots.com/176/2/57...2udAFzn_fs.jpg



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    WE have an assortment of Pessoa, Tad Coffin and Crosby. Sometimes the Arab head is hard to fit but if you really like your bridle, a saddler can shorten a cavesson or throat latch for you.



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