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  1. #1
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    Here is a pic of my new figure 8 bridle. Could you tell me if it is adjusted correctly please.

    http://s1031.photobucket.com/user/La...tml?sort=2&o=0



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    More or less.

    The throat latch looks a little tight, despite the horse's "helpful" pose. Can you fit your hand sideways between the horse's throat and the strap?

    And on the figure-8: I'd prefer to see the upper strap just ahead of the horse's cheek, not down as you have it. That will pull the crown piece back in line. Right now, it's twisted to the front of the cheek piece.

    When you have this top strap higher up on the face, the center of the figure 8 will move up, too.

    But really, see what your horse likes. The beauty of a figure 8 is that you can use more than one strap around the horse's jaw for him to run into if he wants to open his mouth. It doesn't need to be tight. I have messed around with a figure 8 that is tighter on the upper loop than the bottom one and found at least one horse for whom that made all the difference.

    So don't worry about using textbook correct fit if your horse wants something else. FWIW, the textbook fit with the upper strap farther up the jaw probably is the softer way to go.
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    The picture is really too dark to tell, but something doesn't look right. It looks like the strap attached to the cheek piece should be going to the throatlatch. Or something...


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    Something got messed up- I think your figure 8 might be over the crown of the bridle, and then it seems to run through the cheek piece?!? But that can easily be fixed....what can't be fixed is that I just don't think this bridle really fits your guy that well. The throat latch seems tight, but the buckle will look terrible any lower and the figure 8 seems big, as does the browband. I know some of that can be adjusted, but if this is brand new, you might want to keep looking



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    I think what looks so funny is that the figure eight part is on the outside the cheek pieces. Normally the figure eight goes under. Here's a pic of my horse in his figure eight (the throatlatch was a bit tight in my pic as a friend did it up)
    http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL70.../397435796.jpg
    http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL70.../397618704.jpg


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    Yes,that's what it is! Hard to see.

    Quote Originally Posted by ElisLove View Post
    I think what looks so funny is that the figure eight part is on the outside the cheek pieces. Normally the figure eight goes under. Here's a pic of my horse in his figure eight (the throatlatch was a bit tight in my pic as a friend did it up)
    http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL70.../397435796.jpg
    http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL70.../397618704.jpg



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    Yep, that strap needs to be tucked under, or whatever happened there between one side of browband and the other...

    But I wanted to say your horse is a cutie!
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    Elislove, thank you for taking the time to post a pic. I will use it as a guide. Your horse is very elegant.
    I see what you mean, I knew something wasn't right but couldn't figure it out. The front straps are so short they are pulling the cheek pieces forward.
    k, will fix that and make sure the noseband pieces are under the cheek piece.

    The throatlatch is loose enough, it has draped forward on her cheek which makes is look tight, when she lifts her head there is a gap.

    thanks for the advice.
    Last edited by colorfan; May. 9, 2013 at 11:29 PM.



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    thank you
    Quote Originally Posted by TheJenners View Post
    Yep, that strap needs to be tucked under, or whatever happened there between one side of browband and the other...

    But I wanted to say your horse is a cutie!



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    ok I have made a few sdjustments, now taking pics with cell phone so a bit off center. I wonder if the cheek strap should be tighter? I could put a few holes in it.
    I think my mares head is a bit on the short side so the proportion of the bridle doesn't look quite right.
    Ideally I would like the brow band to be longer.


    http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/...ybridle001.jpg



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    ... that's a picture of a pair of jeans?



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    http://s1031.photobucket.com/user/La...tml?sort=2&o=2

    That should be it, but I am no expert on bridle fit so I'll leave it to you all!


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    roflol ok so how would you mend these??

    Quote Originally Posted by ElisLove View Post
    ... that's a picture of a pair of jeans?



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    Haha.
    Ok if the above pic is correct, it looks pretty good fitting wise. You can always buy a separate (and blingy ) browband that's a bit bigger if it's pushing on his ears.



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    thanks



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