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  1. #1
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    Default Jim Wiebe Hunter Bridles?

    Does anyone have one? Wondering if they are worth the $$?

    Looking to buy a new custom bridle, hoping it will oil to match a pair of havana reins that I already have to save a few hundred...? The base bridle color looks pretty much like the edgewoods.

    Thanks!



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    Yes they are worth the money. Both 20th Century (Jimmy Sr) and the Bennett's (Jimmy Jr) are both top quality leather and custom work. IMO



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    Yes, they are worth the price. I have owned several and love them!



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    Not everyone agrees with the above posters about the current quality. Lucassb, our resident expert on all things tack related, thinks the newer stuff is not nearly as nice as it once was, maybe you want to do a search for some of her previous posts, or else PM her. I think she has an older Jimmy's, maybe she would want to sell it?

    Have you considered The Country Saddler's Legacy line of custom bridles? I have not seen them, although they look beautiful in the photos, but I remember someone posting theirs on these forums and it was gorgeous, also several others have also recommended them highly (incuding Lucassb).

    There is always Hadfields, who will do custom bridles. I love the color and the workmanship of my Hadfields.



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    BAC, the OP is talking about Jim Wiebe's bridles (he is the son of the original Jimmy/Jimmy's 20th Century tack.) The quality is lovely. The original Jimmy's stuff -once the very nicest you could buy anywhere - was outsourced elsewhere at one point in the recent past, and you're right, I didn't care for it as much.

    I do also really like Wayne's Legacy Bridleworks (at the Country Saddler, as you mention.) I suppose it's a matter of individual taste, but I like the style he offers in his semi-custom line, which have nice padding and wider noseband. I guess I have gotten used to that look and prefer it now to the narrower, unpadded style that was so popular in our youth. In fact, I finally admitted to myself that I really just didn't care for that narrower design at all and sold both my Jimmy's 20thC and my Hermes which were made in that style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucassb View Post
    BAC, the OP is talking about Jim Wiebe's bridles (he is the son of the original Jimmy/Jimmy's 20th Century tack.) The quality is lovely. The original Jimmy's stuff -once the very nicest you could buy anywhere - was outsourced elsewhere at one point in the recent past, and you're right, I didn't care for it as much.

    I do also really like Wayne's Legacy Bridleworks (at the Country Saddler, as you mention.) I suppose it's a matter of individual taste, but I like the style he offers in his semi-custom line, which have nice padding and wider noseband. I guess I have gotten used to that look and prefer it now to the narrower, unpadded style that was so popular in our youth. In fact, I finally admitted to myself that I really just didn't care for that narrower design at all and sold both my Jimmy's 20thC and my Hermes which were made in that style.
    Thanks for setting me straight about the Jimmy's stuff. I didn't know you sold your Hermes, I loved that bridle and wanted it for myself, if only I had something to put it on. But I agree about the styles, I find I prefer the wider or padded bridles much more than the older, narrower styles.



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    Lucassb, I sent you a PM.
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    Jim Wiebe makes beautiful things. He makes a gorgeous nose band that he can embroider your monogram in the center - I have a photo of one he made but it's buried in my email in box. His things are spendy but worth it



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    PM64....sent you a PM.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponymom64 View Post
    Jim Wiebe makes beautiful things. He makes a gorgeous nose band that he can embroider your monogram in the center - I have a photo of one he made but it's buried in my email in box. His things are spendy but worth it
    Thats the look Im going for. I like the initials in the noseband, very retro and considering I am one of very few that has a thoroughbred in the hunter ring, I'd like to stick with that retro look!

    Im looking to get the bridle with the 1" noseband (no padding) with my initials in the center. I know it sounds tacky, but I have seen one, and once oiled they are no more noticible than regular fancy stitching.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SquishTheBunny View Post
    Thats the look Im going for. I like the initials in the noseband, very retro and considering I am one of very few that has a thoroughbred in the hunter ring, I'd like to stick with that retro look!

    Im looking to get the bridle with the 1" noseband (no padding) with my initials in the center. I know it sounds tacky, but I have seen one, and once oiled they are no more noticible than regular fancy stitching.
    That is the one I have the photo of and it is stunning



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    Default Check out facebook.com/finebridle

    Quote Originally Posted by SquishTheBunny View Post
    Thats the look Im going for. I like the initials in the noseband, very retro and considering I am one of very few that has a thoroughbred in the hunter ring, I'd like to stick with that retro look!

    Im looking to get the bridle with the 1" noseband (no padding) with my initials in the center. I know it sounds tacky, but I have seen one, and once oiled they are no more noticible than regular fancy stitching.
    You can check out my past posts on Facebook. Search for Jim Wiebe and Bennett's Hunter (TM) Fine Bridles. Love doing this kind of work and keeping a family tradition alive.

    FYI: my dad is Jimmy Jr., and I am Jimmy III. :-) LOL



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