• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Bobby's bridle sizing

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Bobby's bridle sizing

    I found a very nice black figure 8 bridle on their site. I have a Vespucci full size figure 8, and wanted to know how the sizes compare. I know that the Vespucci's run big, how about Bobby's? Any info is greatly appreciated!

  • #2
    I have a Bobbys regular horse size, not figure 8. Don't know if I can really help but...I have a 14.3 QH mare that wears it. It is on the highest hole in the throat latch and up pretty high on the sides. She wears it nicely but it would also fit a bigger horse.

    Comment


    • #3
      My dainty headed 16.2 TB wears a cob in Bobby's...and wears a cob in everything else. www.eqtack.com has an illustrated size chart--lemme see if I can link to it.

      Here you go: http://www.eqtack.com/catalog/sizes.php

      Comment


      • #4
        I don't know about Vespucci, but I just bought a Bobby figure 8 bridle a month ago. Out of 4 new figure 8 bridles I've purchased (all different brands in 'Full/Horse' sizes) Bobby's was the only one that actually fit my TB's head and needed no adjusting what so ever.

        It's funny b/c I always buy the 'Full/Horse' sizes as my horses are 16.2 & 16.3, but find that I always have to adjust the bridles to get them to fit properly. When I put the Bobby bridle on I was fully expecting to have to make adjustments & was just shocked that I didn't.

        Ironically the Bobby running martingales I purchased were enormous!!!!! The Full size was insanely large. Cob too big. I even tried their Pony size b/c it looked more like my old 'Full' size I was still using. Even that was too big in some areas & ultimately didn't fit right. Strange. I gave up on Bobby’s martigales and eventually purchased a Full Ovation & it fits great.

        Love the leather on Bobby's tack though.
        Last edited by EquiSport; May. 25, 2009, 09:09 AM.

        Comment


        • #5
          I've had good luck with Bobby's. They seem to fit all of my horses great. From my petite 16h refined TB gelding, to the whopping 17h Warmblood who wore XL Beval Sz 4 boots, the virtually cob-sized TB and the standard "horse sized" TB as well....
          ***************************************
          http://www.stoneridgeeventing.com

          Comment


          • #6
            you can also customize them easily. My big guys (17h draft x and 17.2 wb) go in wb size bobby's with horse size cheekpieces.
            The big man -- my lost prince

            The little brother, now my main man

            Comment


            • #7
              My normally cob-sized horses go in full Bobby's bridles. 15.2 and 15.3 TBs and a 15.3 Appendix.
              Big Idea Eventing

              Comment


              • #8
                i have both -- not in the figure 8s though..
                after oiling the vespucci stretched quite a bit. it fits my mare but all the way cranked up. the bobbys fits more true to size IMO.
                If your not being a good example than you'll just have to be a horrible warning. =o)
                http://www.maneandtail.com
                breeders of quality tb's and welsh ponies.

                Comment


                • #9
                  I have a Ves. Figure 8 and a Bobby's english tack Flash. the Bobby Flash is definatly my favorite. My Ves fits really weird on not only just one horse but every horse i have ever had it on. Yes it is beauitful and made nicely, but i by fare prefer my Bobbys Flash on all of my guys (and i like the price too). I have a full size, It fits my boy who wears a cob if i put it on the top hole, all the way to my other boy that wears an oversize. It not only looks nice but the leather is good quality and the way it is sewn is good too. I support Bobbys.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Vespuccis run huge and stretch. I dislike them a good bit. Bobby's tend to run "true" to size. Full is a full and pretty fits most average sized horses. Cob size is a bit of a small cob, but not super small. A very refined head will fit it, but just a smallish head will do better in a full. We are awaiting the arrival of an oversize from them. Will be interested to see how it compares.
                    Amanda

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I can vouch that the WB size in Bobby's is just about the biggest WB bridle you can find. If anyone can find a bigger cavesson, let me know!

                      Comment

                      • Original Poster

                        #12
                        Thanks to all for your great info! As of today, I'm bridleless. As I was putting the Vespucci on the sasquatch-17.3, he decided to leave, with only the reins over his head. All I could do was watch him trample and destroy my bridle. It didn't rip like regular leather though. It has nylon sewn in the crown area that attaches to the rest of the leather pieces. It shredded completely. I don't know if that would be good or bad in an accident, because it didn't come apart. Oh well, I'll need 2 bridles now. I think I'll give Bobby's a shot. I have their XL reins and really like them. Always something to need or replace w/ horses, sigh.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I use both

                          I am not however using the fig.8. I have dressage bridles from Bobby and Vesp. on my Irish Draughts. Two of my Irish Draughts heads are larger than everyone elses warmblood sized bridles...only the Bobby's and the Vesp. fit them. The Bobby's is a bigger in the noseband but I have a mare with a very broad deep nose. The Vesp. is on the last hole of the noseband. I have not had it stretch at all and wish it would. I have friends with the Vesp. for their Irish Draughts and they have had no stretching either. I have had breakage with the Bobby's throatlatch...the buckle is hangin by a sliver and I need to make time to get it fixed. I love the price of the Bobby's. I consider the Vesp. my nice bridle...it is prettier. However I have bought several Bobby's. They are my work bridles in a sense...my backup. PatO

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I have a Bobby's cob sized dressage bridle. It is very small and I would say is more pony sized than cob sized. It fits my 14.3 hand mare but none of my other horses that are 15-16 hands and normally also wear cob.
                            -Painted Wings

                            Set youself apart from the crowd, ride a paint horse, you're sure to be spotted

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Painted Wings View Post
                              I have a Bobby's cob sized dressage bridle. It is very small and I would say is more pony sized than cob sized. It fits my 14.3 hand mare but none of my other horses that are 15-16 hands and normally also wear cob.
                              Yet my Bobby's cob sized dressage bridle fits my 16.2 TB's head perfectly.

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Need some advice about Bobby’s and thought I could hijack this thread.
                                I bought a WB size and it was on all the smallest adjustment, the head band was sticking way out, traded it for a full size (different style) and it is too small on the largest setting. Almost in her eyes. She is 17h, with a good sized head.
                                The tack shop said they could stretch the full or punch holes on the WB to make it smaller. I would like to find a better solution if possible.
                                Any suggestions?

                                Picture of her head http://s848.photobucket.com/albums/a...andMookie2.jpg

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X