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  1. #1
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    Default Bridle Suggestion Needed for a Plain Bay with Delicate Head

    Hi there! I have a new horse, and am trying to find a nice hunter bridle for him. This is my first non chrome, or non grey, and I am not sure what type of bridle would really stand out on him. Attached are two pictures. I would like to keep my budget under $200 if possible!

    http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ps542637b6.jpg

    http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...psf6fd949d.jpg

    http://s30.photobucket.com/user/Jami...cfdc2.jpg.html

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Jamie2337; Mar. 27, 2013 at 02:11 PM. Reason: Added Close Up Head Shot
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    Click on the picture of the bridle for a close-up. Your horse has a pretty head, and I think the fancy-stitch would look good.

    http://www.tackzone.com/catalog/1101...dle-p-140.html
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    Ooh, what a cutie! I would definitely go with dark + fancy stitching to show it off, but maybe thin or no padding to not overwhelm his face. Must be fun seeing that face every day!

    PS, sorry I can't really help with brands: I've had both my bridles forever and have no idea what they are, either!
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    He looks a lot like my bay that I just sold. The new owner bought a raised non fancy stitched Edgewood that looks stunning on him. I'm not sure how much she paid for it, but I think it was above $200.00. I had an ADT that I always used on him, but the Edgewood really does look amazing. I think if they are plain and have a fine head that the fancy stitching can be overpowering. I would also stick with the thinner noseband.



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    Thanks for the suggestions so far. My saddle is an oakbark color. I found this one: http://www.tackzone.com/catalog/1101...dle-p-502.html

    It is fancy stitched, but with padding and I am not sure if the padding would be a bit too much. He has a very delicate nose, 16.3 but my horse size figure it is almost too small for him.
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    Yes, I saw that one on the Tackzone site; it's a lovely bridle, but I didn't suggest it because I thought the padding might be a little too much. The price is right, though.
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