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Help me resist Courbette bridles on TOTD....

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  • Help me resist Courbette bridles on TOTD....

    I'm very, very tempted. Now, I have all the eventing and foxhunting bridles I need. But the price is so good! And I kind of think the filly may want to play around in the hunters...and would look cute in a cognac bridle. In an attempt to talk myself out of them, I remembered I'd prefer a cutout/comfort crown.

    But...the price is so good!
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    I'm no help at all.
    One ofthe best-made bridles I ever owned was a Courbette.

    Bought despite the withering scorn of my H/J - at the time - trainer some 20+ years ago.
    To her if it wasn't <Insert-H/J-Tack-du-Jour-circa-late80s> it was not worth buying.

    That bridle lasted for over 10 years of near daily use & shows, I still have it.
    I only replaced it when horse stepped on the reins and tore off the buckle end.
    At least that was my excuse for buying a new Stubben....
    (still have that one too)
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    • #3
      I'll help you!

      If you are tempted to wander into Hunter Land, the show bridle you might want to buy should, ideally, be padded with a wider noseband (and to your point, a cut-out comfort crown)

      This type of bridle looks good on super refined/dainty heads.....but I find that in the Hunters, most folks are doing WIDE NOSEBAND, or definitely PADDED browband and noseband (sometimes the nosebands aren't padded if they are those really wide, raised ones I also prefer to at least have that flap of leather that protects the buckle from the horse at the bottom of the noseband.

      That said - this is a SMOKIN HOT DEAL for a very HIGH QUALITY Bridle! Normally $260 and only $69??!! I was tempted too

      Here's my show bridle. KL Select/Red Barn retails for $240 and I got it for $70 (new) Has the padded browband and padded wider noseband (as well as raised reins) LOVE IT!
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      • #4
        oooh, I'm no help because I really really want a girth!! Thankfully (for my wallet) they do not have the size I need Great deals today!
        No Trouble
        2/2/05 - 7/29/13
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Grasshopper View Post
          I'm very, very tempted. Now, I have all the eventing and foxhunting bridles I need. But the price is so good! And I kind of think the filly may want to play around in the hunters...and would look cute in a cognac bridle. In an attempt to talk myself out of them, I remembered I'd prefer a cutout/comfort crown.

          But...the price is so good!

          If it will fit your horse...go get one. At that price...it would make a great bridle to just use for the jogs.

          I looked...they didn't have a size that would work fo me.
          ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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          • #6
            Ah!

            What is TOTD?

            You guys are killing me... I *love* Courbette bridles and my pony just outgrew the cob sized one she inherited from my previous horse.

            Where do I find this marvelous deal?

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            • #7
              http://www.tackoftheday.com/Community.aspx


              Affiliated with Bit of Britian. They put up new deals every week day.
              ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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              • #8
                I used to always buy Courbette and Keifer.

                10 years ago they were so much nicer.

                A way better buy for a hunter bridle would be here:

                nicer leather and wider padding.
                http://www.smartpakequine.com/harwic...TopPick-_-7215

                oh booo.
                All the Harwichs were on sale a few months back for 85 bucks.
                I bought 4. : )
                They are nicer than all of my other big $$$ bridles combined.
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                • #9
                  this one has a cut back monocrown.

                  http://www.smartpakequine.com/plymou...x?cm_vc=Search
                  http://kaboomeventing.com/
                  http://kaboomeventing.blogspot.com/
                  Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!

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                  • #10
                    That IS a great deal and I'm tempted as well.... good thing it's close to Christmas and I need to save my money for gifts. But wait... I haven't gotten a gift for my ponee yet! Hehe
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by purplnurpl View Post
                      I used to always buy Courbette and Keifer.

                      10 years ago they were so much nicer.
                      I bought a Courbette bridle 8 years ago, and it has been used daily and at shows and still looks almost brand new. I love Courbette bridles!!! If the quality has declined in last 10 years, I haven't seen it.

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                        #12
                        Thanks for the input, y'all.

                        I managed to hold out long enough that the cob size (which filly takes) sold out!

                        But will keep your input in mind if I come across another deal. The earliest she'll be showing would be next fall, anyway, and with my luck her head will grow more. Meanwhile I've got a Micklem for her, and she can also wear any of the mare's bridles if I adjust them a bit.

                        She has kind of a pony-ish head--short, with a wide forehead, and the pony forelock to go with it. So a very wide bridle would overwhelm it, but perhaps a moderately wide noseband would help to balance it a bit.
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                        • #13
                          I want the black girth! I'm buying a new to me saddle to fit my shark finned horse I think for xmas and so my brown girth would just clash horribly! lol
                          Originally posted by Sithly
                          do NOT give your 5 year old child a big bag of apples and send her out alone into a herd of 20-some horses to get mobbed. There are better ways to dispose of unwanted children.

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                          • #14
                            I am tempted and I don't even own a horse right now. Curse you, TOTD, you are terrible for me.

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                            • #15
                              So...now that it's the next day, did you resist or succumb?

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