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 may be better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts, though are not legally obligated to do so, regardless of content.

Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting. Moderators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts unless they have been alerted and have determined that a post, thread or user has violated the Forums' policies. Moderators do not regularly independently monitor the Forums for such violations.

Profanity, outright vulgarity, blatant personal insults or otherwise inappropriate statements will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

Users may provide their positive or negative experiences with or opinions of companies, products, individuals, etc.; however, accounts involving allegations of criminal behavior against named individuals or companies MUST be first-hand accounts and may NOT be made anonymously.

If a situation has been reported upon by a reputable news source or addressed by law enforcement or the legal system it is open for discussion, but if an individual wants to make their own claims of criminal behavior against a named party in the course of that discussion, they too must identify themselves by first and last name and the account must be first-person.

Criminal allegations that do not satisfy these requirements, when brought to our attention, may be removed pending satisfaction of these criteria, and we reserve the right to err on the side of caution when making these determinations.

Credible threats of suicide will be reported to the police along with identifying user information at our disposal, in addition to referring the user to suicide helpline resources such as 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK.

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 5/9/18)
See more
See less

Any Eventers use Edgewood Bridles?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Any Eventers use Edgewood Bridles?

    New Question:
    Do any eventers use Edgewood tack (specifically bridles)? My very-difficult-to-fit horse is only going to get one bridle for the time being, so I'd like something durable enough to go XC, but still pretty enough to play at hunters.

    Have decided that it must be plain raised padded; no fancy stitching (because we're getting a blingy ribbon browband ), which has limited my options (as has the $200 budget).

    I've found Edgewood, Dover Showmark (top two picks), Schneider's, and Courbette (waiting to hear back if VTO will swap out parts). I don't like the way Ovation, Aramas, and the Nunn Finer (their "pretty" ones, not the Bartville ones) bridles attach the cavesson to the cavesson crown. It's an absolute deal-breaker for me. Reins included is a nice bonus, but not necessary.

    Yes, I'm picky. But once I decide on something, it's what I am willing to stick with into forever.

    Sooo.... thoughts?


    Yes, I know, I'm posting another bridle thread - but I keep needing to know new things that I didn't know I needed to know! Like, I thought that my same old schooling bridle (Beval Stamford) would hold up *just fine* for the gelding to learn how to be an event hony.... but after going swimming yesterday for the second time, I have learned that this is just not so!
    So, I need to know which bridles will hold up well to hard use and not cost a fortune! Looking to spend about $150-ish, give or take. And, coming from a varied background (hunters, jumpers, Morgan breed shows, dressage...), I like me a pretty bridle - but I need one that's durable, too!
    Obviously, the Nunn Finer bridles are under consideration, as are the SmartPak bridles... but I need input from the experts!
    Last edited by pattnic; Jul. 6, 2010, 04:19 PM.
    If we have to nail on talent, it's not talent.
    Founder, Higher Standards Leather Care Addicts Anonymous

    I feel like you can't go wrong with a Stubben. I've had one of mine for about six years now, and it's been through everything and is still going strong.


      honestly, i would get a nylon bridle for every day and a leather/show bridle. I would take my horse swimming in a nylon bridle and never woried about it. get some nylon reins and baby you are all set! they are like $50 (including nose band).


        Originally posted by akumal987 View Post
        honestly, i would get a nylon bridle for every day and a leather/show bridle. I would take my horse swimming in a nylon bridle and never woried about it. get some nylon reins and baby you are all set! they are like $50 (including nose band).
        agreed. Especially for the green beans. For competing i LOVE my nunn finer bridle... and i'm not very easy on my tack and mine has lasted for quite some time..


          Bartville Harness has the best bridles, exc leather, and relatively inexpensive- they make a lot of the Nunn Finer stuff- but it is mail order only....
          Be a part of the solution~ Adopt a thoroughbred!


            I'm not a nylon fan. I don't like the idea of tack that's not likely to break in an emergency.

            I ditto the suggestion to buy a Nunn Finer bridle through Bartville. Then treat it with Hydrophane which will make it almost entirely water-resistant. I use Hydrophane once yearly and Passier Lederbalsam about 4x yearly on my Harmohn Kraft Americana schooling bridle, and it's survived daily hose-offs for almost 2 years now.
            Head Geek at The Saddle Geek Blog


              My Stubben bridle has been around for about 10 years and it is still gorgeous and supple and has that patina of good leather.
              "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

              So, the Zen Buddhist says to the hotdog vendor, "Make me one with everything."


                Original Poster

                Bump with new question... the earlier-planned options are out for the time being.
                If we have to nail on talent, it's not talent.
                Founder, Higher Standards Leather Care Addicts Anonymous


                  I use an Edgewood Bridle with a figure 8 noseband for XC and SJ. It has a plain raised browband and a flat figure 8. Matches my Devoucoux saddle in color. Love it. I do not buy Edgewood rubber reins, much too expensive.
                  1. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.


                    Ive only done one event so far, but Im a HUGE edgewood fan. Get one off ebay to save money. It will last forever.


                      I love my Edgewood bridle for XC and SJ. Flash noseband, square raised. The lighter color (chestnut-y I guess) which matches my saddle.
                      I've had it over ten years and I like it besides its functionality, it sets us apart a little from every other bridle out there on course.
                      The only thing was that it has a standard 16 1/2" browband which is a little small for my horse's wide head..


                        I was at a hunter show about 7 years ago (when I thought Harley, my OTTB who ran advanced last year, might be a hunter). I bought an Edgewood bridle because it looked more appropriate in the hunter ring. I have used it on him ever since for XC and SJ and I love it! It is still in great shape and was worth every penny. I will buy another one for sure when I need a new bridle. I agree about the reins though. I use Nunn Finer rubber reins. Good luck!


                          I have 3 Edgewood bridles and 4 different nosebands and have used them all the way to the upper levels.

                          My first bridle is at least 15 years old. It came with a flash attachment, but I pretty quickly added a unstitched figure eight. When I started doing FEI jogs I added a plain raised cavasson, which I've since used in a couple schooling hunter shows and I start my babies out in. Then bought another bridle for a larger horse. A few years ago I upgraded my figure eight to a plain raised figure eight. I found a very old Edgewood used last year that was perfect for my teenaged daughter--I won't cry when she breaks it since I got it for $50. It has a padded raised w/ stitching noseband so I guess that's 5 different nosebands...

                          I have one pair of Edgewood raised rubber reins, but the rest are something different. I use one of the bridles almost daily, and also have black dressage tack.

                          Needless to say I love Edgewood tack. I think it's nicer than Nunn Finer (sorry John)--little higher quality leather and finer stitching. The stitching is nicer than Stubbens too. They've all held up very well.

                          If you want to flirt back and forth with the hunter ring I think it is a great way to go!


                            I have Edgewoods, Nunn Finer and Bartville, Jimmy's, Stubben and Schumacher. I like my Jimmy's and an old unidentifiable hunt bridle the best, but the Edgewood is nice and goes well in both rings for a reasonable price. I have one schumacher that I love and one that I hate because it has NEVER broken in. One of my Nunn Finers also never broke in well, but others are just beautiful. Everything I have purchased from Bartville is GORGEOUS but doesn't really go in the hunter ring.


                              Any bridle worth owning is durable enough for eventing.

                              I have an Edgewood; it's a nice bridle. I did have to get the throatlatch shortened, though - it was oddly proportioned. That said, this was in Edgewood's first year and they probably fixed that by now.
                              If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket


                                We have an Edgewood for our small pony, it's lovely leather and fits her well.


                                  I love my edgewood pieces - I have a Beval LTD bridle which coordinates perfectly with the edgewood figure 8 and rubber reins that I use for for xc & stadium - but I will also confess to being a former hunter princess who is obsessed with pretty tack - we have been rained on in every outing so far this season and they hold up beautifully. I wish the same could be said for my new Antares breastplate - so gorgeous with the blue and white elastic and fancy stitching, but the leather just isn't the same quality - got wet one time and has been discolored and dried out (despite obsessive oiling & conditioning) ever since!


                                    I was recently told that Edgewoods are Indian leather now. True?
                                    "look deep into his pedigree. Look for the name of a one-of-a-kind horse who lends to his kin a fierce tenacity, a will of iron, a look of eagles. Look & know that Slew is still very much with us."


                                      Original Poster

                                      Originally posted by sisu27 View Post
                                      I was recently told that Edgewoods are Indian leather now. True?
                                      Nope - American leather... used to be Sedgewick's.
                                      If we have to nail on talent, it's not talent.
                                      Founder, Higher Standards Leather Care Addicts Anonymous


                                        I love my Edgewood bridles.
                                        When blood is the beverage of choice, the sharpest fangs feed first.