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Jimmy's vs. Hadfield's vs. Dy'on

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  • Jimmy's vs. Hadfield's vs. Dy'on

    I need to get a new fancy hunter show bridle for my new horse. Wanted to see between the Jimmy's, Hadfield's and Dy'on bridles, what people prefer/have experience with? I have an old Jimmy's bridle that still looks very nice and its 15 years old, but too small for my new horse.
    "One mans wrong lead is another man's counter canter"

  • #2
    I love my Hadfields and would buy another without hesitation. I haven't seen a Dy'on bridle but have heard they are gorgeous. From what has been posted on these forums about Jimmy's, the consensus seems to be that the quality is not up to his usual standards anymore. All of these bridles have been discussed on the forums before, you might do a search for more detailed information on them.


    • #3
      My preference is Hadfields. Great quality, customer service, and style.


      • #4
        All the Hadfields tack I've seen has been very, very high quality.


        • #5
          Hadfields, hands down. It's worth every penny.


          • #6
            Never seen a Jimmys.

            Own a beautiful Hadfields hunter bridle that I will guess is about 8 yrs old now. They hold up well, turn a nice color. Down side is the leather tends to get abit gummy and look "used" or broken in. It will look grubby if not cleaned, but cleans up beautiful. I like glycerin and castile soap with these bridles.

            Have two Dyons jumper bridles. One is 3yrs, one is 2yrs but used everyday. I prefer the finish of the Dyon leather. It is almost silky and less porous. They don't get as dirty as the Hadfields and I haven't experienced the gummy feeling.

            You need to hold each bridle in your hand to understand what I'm talking about.

            Neither bridles stretch.

            I just went and looked at the Dyon hunter bridles and noted you can order with or without the anatomic comfort headpiece.



            • Original Poster

              Dy'on Sizing?

              Wondered if they Dy'on run big or regular sizing?
              "One mans wrong lead is another man's counter canter"


              • #8
                Arc de Triomphe

                I've really been eying this new one from SmartPak

                The price is right too, compared to the other brands that have been mentioned.
                Aunt Esther for President 2012


                • #9
                  The woman doing the intense leatherwork while wearing that giant diamond ring in the banner of the Dy'on website makes me chuckle...
                  Here today, gone tomorrow...


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bolero View Post
                    I've really been eying this new one from SmartPak
                    Me too! Too bad I already have quite the collection for one horse. Hmmm
                    ~ Unexpected ~


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bolero View Post
                      I've really been eying this new one from SmartPak

                      The price is right too, compared to the other brands that have been mentioned.
                      That is one gorgeous bridle... *swoon*


                      • #12
                        I LOVE Dy'on products, they are very modern, whil remaining very classic. I love the Hadfield items I have also, those too are very classy, and very high quality. I just bought a Jimmy's running martingale and it is very good quality.

                        So I don't think you can go wrong with any of those.


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BelgianWaffles View Post
                          Never seen a Jimmys.

                          Own a beautiful Hadfields hunter bridle that I will guess is about 8 yrs old now. They hold up well, turn a nice color. Down side is the leather tends to get abit gummy and look "used" or broken in. It will look grubby if not cleaned, but cleans up beautiful. I like glycerin and castile soap with these bridles.
                          Try using Ammonia to strip the gummy, then oil it.