The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep. 22, 2010

    Default Elevator bridle vs. Barnsby Comfort Padded bridle?

    Anyone have experience with either bridle? My horse currently goes in the Micklem, but after being diagnosed with Headshaking Syndrome, I have a theory that the nose pressure the bridle exerts might not be the best idea for him. I am an eventer, but have found more "dressage-y" bridles seem to be more comfort-oriented, plus I like a thicker, padded noseband.

    Looking for a regular cavesson, in dark brown/havana, comfort oriented/ultra padded, snaffle bridle, about $300 budget if anyone has other suggestions. Would prefer buckle ends for the cheek pieces, but not necessary.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan. 19, 2009


    I REALLY like the Elevator. I have them for my two Arabs, both of whom are fairly sensitive, particulary around the ears. The leather is absolutely lovely, and they've held up well, through rain, mud, etc.

    I bought one from Dover on clearance, and ordered the other directly from Horsesense in the UK. If you're not in a hurry, they are really flexible and will change browband sizes, etc. for you. With the exchange rate, it'll run you right around $300, plus shipping. I don't think they come with the buckle option, but it wouldn't hurt to ask.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar. 4, 2007


    also check out the Albion KB bridle- such nice quality....

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec. 30, 2009


    I have a brown Jeffries Elevator and it is a gorgeous, soft, lovely bridle. Can you tell I like it? I also got mine on clearance from Dover to use as a nice super-comfortable back-up/trail riding bridle (back when I was at a barn with a TON of trails) and now I wish I had one in black... The nose and crown are padded so nicely but not over the top. The leather is perfect--the quality you just can't find anymore. I can't recommend it highly enough.

Similar Threads

  1. Padded Crown/Ear Cutout Bridle?
    By Shenandoah in forum Dressage
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: Jul. 1, 2012, 09:52 PM
  2. Replacing broken Elevator bridle crownpiece?
    By GreyDes in forum Dressage
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Apr. 20, 2011, 11:43 PM
  3. where do you put a name plate on a padded bridle?
    By superpony123 in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: Jan. 6, 2010, 10:47 AM
  4. HDR Padded Fancy Stitch Bridle?
    By Kenike in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Apr. 17, 2009, 02:24 AM
  5. Got my beval LTD 2 padded bridle...
    By shawneeAcres in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: Feb. 13, 2009, 09:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts