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  • Bridles w/initials in stitching

    Dover ages ago used to carry bridles where you could get your initials in the stitching in the brow and noseband.... has anyone seen them for sale since?

  • #2
    I haven't. But then I'm not a fan of extra stitching as that seems to be where things break. Sorry, not so helpful.
    Born under a rock and owned by beasts!


    • #3
      I have mine from Dover....I think it was close to 20 years ago that I bought it. I have had no problems with the stitching. I still get compliments and questions about where to purchase one. Have not seen them anywhere since.


      • #4
        With how great Smartpak is with customizing things, call them up and ask. They may be able to help.


        • #5
          I will sell mine to anyone with the initls PBH
          "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"

          Charles Krauthammer speaking about Trump


          • #6
            Not sure if it is a Dover, but I still have my mother's. It was my equitation horse's schooling bridle. Love that bridle.


            • #7
              Ooh! That sounds gorgeous, I want one!


              • #8
                Originally posted by Lord Helpus View Post
                I will sell mine to anyone with the initls PBH
                Im ready to legally change my name. I covet your bridle.


                • #9
                  I have one that I bought from Dover in the 90's... I absolutely adore it and always get lots of great compliments. It still looks great and you'd never know its so old! Would love to get another one if anyone finds a place that makes them


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Lord Helpus View Post
                    I will sell mine to anyone with the initls PBH
                    Or to anyone who loves Peanut Butter Hoagies?

                    Anybody have pics of this sort of bridle?
                    LEGADO DE RIOS


                    • #11
                      You could try this guy. Not sure how to contact him or anything just came across his site looking for examples of initials in bridles. Not sure of his quality of leather or anything either.


                      • #12
                        east bound - I sent you a PM with the name of a person who makes them


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MMF View Post
                          east bound - I sent you a PM with the name of a person who makes them
                          I wanna know too!! Since I can't think of a way PBH fits my initials at all, a new one is the next best bet.
                          Trying a life outside of FEI tents and hotel rooms.


                          • #14
                            Jimmy Wiebe (Jimmy's Saddlery) was the first to do that back in the 60's (when he invented the stitched bridles in the first place!!)

                            His son, Jim, continues the tradition with Bennett's Hunter(TM) Fine Bridles and Saddlery.

                            Unfortunately, the only way I know to reach Jim is through Facebook. Try him there - his workmanship is as gorgeous as his Dad's!!
                            co-author of 101 Jumping Exercises & The Rider's Fitness Program; Soon to come: Dead Ringer - a tale of equine mystery and intrique! Former Moderator!


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by lachevaline View Post
                              Anybody have pics of this sort of bridle?

                              See post #47.
                              I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne


                              • #16
                                Ginger Jumper- Weatherford posted the person I recommended!


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Dewey View Post

                                  LOL. Yep, that is my noseband. I pulled it out of a dusty old box to take the picture.

                                  It is a Jimmy's noseband from the early 1980's
                                  "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"

                                  Charles Krauthammer speaking about Trump


                                  • #18
                                    I love the "H" stitching on Lucassb's Hermes bridle, would prefer that over my own initials.


                                    • #19
                                      If anyone has questions about hand stitched monograms on nosebands, bridle crowns, belts, collars, email me at FineBridle@aol.com and I'll reply. I've been a bridle maker for over 30 years, family trained, and can answer any questions on custom Hunter/Jumper bridles and other tack.

                                      Jim Wiebe


                                      • #20
                                        I love the fact that all my Jimmy's tack from the 60's and 70's remains in use today!
                                        co-author of 101 Jumping Exercises & The Rider's Fitness Program; Soon to come: Dead Ringer - a tale of equine mystery and intrique! Former Moderator!