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  • Figure 8 Bridle

    Im having the hardest time deciding what figure 8 bridle I want, any suggestions? What do you guys use and love? Any experience with Vespucci, Prestige, others? Thanks for any input!! Help me make up my mind

  • #2
    Depends on how much $ you wanna spend.

    Personally, I have a HARD to fit horse, so I ended up going through JustBridles.com and got the Pessoa figure 8 as I need pony, cob & horse parts (and it was the only one with all 3). But, I was really pleased with the quality- and for the price, I couldn't be happier!

    I've heard rave reviews about the Vespucci though - so if that one works for you, I'd say go for it!

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    • #3
      I have a vespucci figure 8 bridle and I really like it. The single padded crown piece seems to really be comfortable for the horses.

      The one thing I would suggest is that you get the dark colored one and not the red-ish colored one as it doesn't seem to darken, at all.
      Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN

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      • #4
        I don't love the Vespucci (and I have 2). My personal favorites are the Bobby's english tack and the Kieffer Carmen
        OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!

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        • #5
          Nunn Finer, (though I only have the noseband, not the entire bridle.)

          They offer both a sliding figure 8 and one with rings.
          --
          Wendy
          ... and Patrick

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          • #6
            here is one of the Nunn Finer figure 8 bridles.

            http://www.legacytack.com/pc/11434/B...+8+Bridle.html

            Audrey also carries the Vespucci bridles.
            here is the cheaper of the two:
            http://www.legacytack.com/pc/11019/B...+8+Bridle.html

            they come without reins though.

            also, check your PMs.
            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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            • #7
              Originally posted by scubed View Post
              I don't love the Vespucci (and I have 2).

              I have to agree..I have two as well. I love the design...love the look of the buckles...not at all impressed with the quality of the leather.

              I'm drooling over a CWD one....but not ready to cough up the money.
              ** 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
                And there in lies the rub, right? 225 bucks for a bridle doesn't get you great quality leather, but mine has held up really well for all the use it's gotten and I'd consider it 225 bucks well spent.

                Sure I have fancier, nicer, bridles but they were also considerably more expensive.
                Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN

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                  #9
                  Bornfree- Same I love the CWD one and it matches my saddle perfectly. However that is the problem I just spent so much on my saddle, spending another 500+ is a little excessive. I would buy it in a second if the reins were included!

                  BTW Im looking to spend around 400, if that helps narrow it down some.

                  Has anyone tried the prestige bridle? It looks really nice, I like the padding and the color. Here is a link to it http://www.vtosaddlery.com/Merchant2...Category_Code= (and its 20% off right now at VTO!)

                  As for the nunn finer bridles and chance they come in a lighter color, like Tabacco?

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                  • #10
                    I've not see the Prestige but would suspect that it is nice.

                    I've see a few Devoucoux figure 8 bridles that were very nice as well.

                    But still love that CWD one...
                    ** 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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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by OneWish View Post
                      Bornfree- Same I love the CWD one and it matches my saddle perfectly. However that is the problem I just spent so much on my saddle, spending another 500+ is a little excessive. I would buy it in a second if the reins were included!

                      BTW Im looking to spend around 400, if that helps narrow it down some.

                      Has anyone tried the prestige bridle? It looks really nice, I like the padding and the color. Here is a link to it http://www.vtosaddlery.com/Merchant2...Category_Code= (and its 20% off right now at VTO!)

                      As for the nunn finer bridles and chance they come in a lighter color, like Tabacco?
                      The Prestige LOOKS nice but I bet you'll find it to be a bit bulky..? That is what I gather from the pic. The fuzzy nose piece looks pretty big-as does the rest of the bridle's fittings.

                      I just called and Nunn Finer only comes in Black and Havana. sorry. : (
                      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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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bornfreenowexpensive View Post

                        I've see a few Devoucoux figure 8 bridles that were very nice as well.
                        I saw some last year at their booth at one of the KHP shows and I have to say I fell in love with their bridles. Very very nice.
                        Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN

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                        • #13
                          I have two Vespuccis, one full size and one cob. They both fit my average size TB head. I love them! I have found good deals on eBay, and also found the reins on eBay for about $65. I like the dark brown color best too- I agree that the lighter one doesn't darken. They are the most expensive bridles I've owned, so I've never checked out the Devoucoux or the CWD, which is probably a good thing for my wallet! Mine have held up well so far, I do need to get a little stitching fixed on the nose of the figure 8 but it still works fine. The leather has stayed in great condition.
                          5, 4, 3, 2, 1, GO - you're on course!

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                          • #14
                            I've had my Vespucci for several years and love it. Its still looking great; all I do is wipe it down a couple times a week.
                            New Username: tres grey

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                            • #15
                              Another vote for the Nunn Finer. It's a win. :-)

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                              • #16
                                Nunn Finer comes in havana and black. Another vote here, too. Have one of each and I love them!
                                Leap, and the net will appear

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                                • #17
                                  I have a horse sized Vespucci, and I really like it. The crown piece is cool, and the bridle seems lightweight and comfortable for the horse. The leather still looks brand new after a year. It fits my horse okay but sometimes it looks a bit funky to me. He has a pretty big head IMO, but it seems like for the bridle to look better his head would need to be longer length wise. Anyway, I like the Vespucci, but if I ever get another figure eight I think I might try to find one with the sliding attachment instead of a ring.
                                  T3DE Pact

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                                  • #18
                                    I LOVE my vespucci!! But I agree... the darker brown color is much nicer than the lighter one which barely darkened. I've also found they run a bit large too... Fleck's head is an oversize in most stuff, but the full size vespucci fits him. I think the leather is divine, but it's also the most expensive bridle I've ever had.

                                    I do like the buckles better than the hooks, which seems to be all I could find on the prestiges.

                                    Also, I have a FSS bridle in figure 8 I bought from ebay and the buckle on the figure 8 parts sits right on his lip. Drives me crazy!!! Which is why I love the vespuccis' so much! It sits properly on his head

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                                    • #19
                                      I got a Pessoa with my new horse (came with him). It is older but seems to have held up well--the mono crown version. I love the reins!

                                      I'm planning to get another one as this one is a little old and the horse really COULD use a Cob size (not a horse size)... can't decide between a new Pessoa or the Nunn Finer. Really like the interchangeable disc idea!

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by tidy rabbit View Post
                                        I have a vespucci figure 8 bridle and I really like it. The single padded crown piece seems to really be comfortable for the horses.
                                        I have one in black and love it!
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