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  • Colored Padded Bridles?

    My horse needs a new bridle pretty badly. I found this one on eBay and I *love* it. He's a medium-to-dark brown (black in winter, lighter in spring/summer) and baby blue (or blue in general) is his color. Everything blue looks GREAT on him, so when I saw this I just absolutely died.

    Is something like this apporpriate for the show ring? I do not want to look like "the woman in the t-shirt", or offend the judge, even if it's just a schooling show. I could accent it with ether same-color blue fillis stirrup pads, or a white saddle pad with blue piping.

    Would it be better to order it with white padding and get it dyed a paler, sky/pastel blue? Would it be better to not do this at all?

    I don't show very often, but his half-boarder is doing 1st/2nd level this summer and fall, mostly schooling shows but MAYBE a rated or two.

    I do clinics with upper level/GP riders and they've never protested my baby blue polo wraps or saddle pad, but I also understand that clinics are different than showing.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FSS-German-AZU...item4151bfa8e7

    It is also made in darker blue, but I don't like the look of that so much, because it would blend in with his bridle and face.

    Thanks!

  • #2
    That shade of blue is definitely brighter than I prefer- although I think a very light blue would look lovely. However, I don't think any Judge would have a problem with it.

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    • #3
      A kid in our barn has one of those... it's ELECTRIC blue...!
      "Adulthood? You're playing with ponies. That is, like, every 9 year old girl's dream. Adulthood?? You're rocking the HELL out of grade 6, girl."

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      • #4
        You might consider going Pink Equine, with the Baby Blue padding http://www.pinkequine.com/acatalog/L...ed_Bridle.html

        or this one that has an option for Metallic Blue piping: http://www.doversaddlery.com/product...&zmap=X1-12698 or the one

        or Stubben: http://www.stubbennorthamerica.com/stu09Bridles.html

        I have used:
        http://www.kiefferusa.com/Item301.htm and
        http://www.kiefferusa.com/Item216.htm
        OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!

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        • #5
          Personal preference is white or no contrast, and no contrast if you have a blingy browband.

          I wouldn't think twice of that on someone else's horse, though, and doubt any judge would either. If you go with baby blue most of the time, I would go more baby blue with it than that color.
          Originally posted by Silverbridge
          If you get anything on your Facebook feed about who is going to the Olympics in 2012 or guessing the outcome of Bush v Gore please start threads about those, too.

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          • #6
            Ahhh.... I have the brown version with the lighter blue. LOVE it. Recently bought our Morgan/Percheron draft a black bridle with interchangable padding with blue, white and black so that both horses can have the blue
            If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
            ~ Maya Angelou

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            • #7
              Beware that ebay buyer, they have a serious history of bad behavior both in the US and in England.
              http://weanieeventer.blogspot.com/

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              • #8
                Pink Equine!!


                http://i56.tinypic.com/33djqkm.jpg

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                • #9
                  http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...5&l=2535ab9cd9

                  Both of my guys have pink padded dressage bridles. The one with the flash noseband is baby pink, the figure eight bridle, the browband is hot pink, technically. I loff them both and think they look nice and not overdone.
                  Big Idea Eventing

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                  • #10
                    A friend of mine has the FSS bridle in the baby blue for her black pony with blue eye. It looks cute on her. She did have to wait a ridiculously long time for it though, first one got lost, they had to send another and it was then out of stock, so she had to wait nearly 4 months.

                    HOWEVER, i think the leather and stitching quality is very mediocre for the price.

                    I have a Pink Equine pony bridle in sand with the matching bling browband. It's VERY nice quality, well worth the price tag. Funny enough, this bridle went missing in the mail too and they had to send me another one which they did promptly. Then it unfortunately ended up being a hole too small for my pony. So it sits in my closet hoping that one day i'll have a pony to fit it.

                    I by FAR recommend the Pink Equine over the FSS brand.
                    Your Horse's Home On The Road!
                    www.KaydanFarmsEquineTransport.com

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by enjoytheride View Post
                      Beware that ebay buyer, they have a serious history of bad behavior both in the US and in England.
                      Ditto!!!!!

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                      • #12
                        I have 3 of those bridles.From that seller.I do like the bridle. (In plain old black, not the blue one). The padding is nice and soft. I have had the first 2 for a couple years now/have worn fine. For the price I have not been unhappy with the quality. The first 2 I ordered it did come eventually but the shipping was REALLY slow. Like it took 6 weeks to get here. The seller said it was due to slow international shipping....but I didn't buy that...I have bought stuff from the UK before and it did not take 6 weeks to get here! So...this year I bought one for a third horse and was fully prepared to wait 6 weeks for it to turn up. Much to my surprise it was here around a week later.
                        Providence Farm
                        http://providencefarmpintos.blogspot.com/

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                        • #13
                          For just a little bit more, go with the Pink Equine bridles. Sooo much nicer. (And I have seen both in person...guess which one I own?)

                          Don't buy the Pink Equine bridles from the person in the US who sells them, buy them direct from the company in the UK, they're great to work with. I got my bridle on sale, and all said and done when it arrived on my doorstep it had cost me a grand total of $110. And it is a LOVELY bridle for $110, when my pony starts going I will be more than willing to pay the non-sale price +shipping. (Which is only like $140, total, if I remember?)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by eponacowgirl View Post
                            http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...5&l=2535ab9cd9

                            Both of my guys have pink padded dressage bridles. The one with the flash noseband is baby pink, the figure eight bridle, the browband is hot pink, technically. I loff them both and think they look nice and not overdone.
                            Sorry, meant to say these are from Pink Equine. Quite nice quality. I bought the crown/nose and put them on my existing bridles.
                            Big Idea Eventing

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                            • #15
                              Love the piping and it would look wonderful on Supermodel but I prefer either royal blue, purple or gold.
                              Adoring fan of A Fine Romance
                              Originally Posted by alicen:
                              What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.

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                              • #16
                                i was looking at buying a new pink equine bridle last night, it's not on sale and with shipping would cost me $258 (or around there i cant remember if that was the exact number now) with the current exchange rate. So i would wait until they are on sale if the color/size you are wanting is not on the sale they currently have running, which of course, the combo i wanted is not!

                                I'm not saying the FSS bridles are junk, they arent, but they are not as nice as i expected for a German made imported bridle for the price tag. To be honest, i picked up an ebay cheapy that has straighter stitching and nicer leather and paid $50 for it, i still have it 5yrs later and it is used daily. Your mediocre bridle can last forever... But Pink Equine is more up there with the upper class expensive bridles. If you want NICE, for a little more i would buy Pink Equine. If you dont care, then FSS is fine.
                                Your Horse's Home On The Road!
                                www.KaydanFarmsEquineTransport.com

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by butlerfamilyzoo View Post
                                  i was looking at buying a new pink equine bridle last night, it's not on sale and with shipping would cost me $258 (or around there i cant remember if that was the exact number now) with the current exchange rate. So i would wait until they are on sale if the color/size you are wanting is not on the sale they currently have running, which of course, the combo i wanted is not!
                                  Really? I just ordered a bridle from Pink Equine a couple weeks ago, not on sale, and it was $123 including shipping. Granted, mine was a pony size, but I can't imagine a horse size would be THAT much more...??
                                  "Last time I picked your feet, you broke my toe!"

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                                  • #18
                                    Ok, i just figured it up again and used xe.com for currency conversion, came to $191 with shipping. So i must have screwed something up, or wait, i was figuring that with an extra browband, so that would have been extra in there too.
                                    Your Horse's Home On The Road!
                                    www.KaydanFarmsEquineTransport.com

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by butlerfamilyzoo View Post
                                      Ok, i just figured it up again and used xe.com for currency conversion, came to $191 with shipping. So i must have screwed something up, or wait, i was figuring that with an extra browband, so that would have been extra in there too.
                                      Ahhh, that sounds much better!
                                      "Last time I picked your feet, you broke my toe!"

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by butlerfamilyzoo View Post
                                        Ok, i just figured it up again and used xe.com for currency conversion, came to $191 with shipping. So i must have screwed something up, or wait, i was figuring that with an extra browband, so that would have been extra in there too.
                                        Which are you looking at? I used the google converter and for the plain padded bridle (color padded, but no sparklies) shipped to MA was $150. Are you looking at a more expensive bridle? $191 still seems like a lot even with the extra browband...

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