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Favorite bridle with a wide noseband

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  • Favorite bridle with a wide noseband

    What would ya'll say is the best bridle with a wide noseband? Hypothetically a horse has a large head and looks wierd in something delicate. I like the hadfields (and they match my saddle) but I didn't see if they had a wide nosband or not, and couldn't tell much from the stock photos.

  • #2
    Jimmys 21st century bridles are gorgeous on a big head


    • Original Poster

      Do they come dark enough? The ones I see are too light...


      • #4
        The ones I have been around have always been dark, pure neatsfoot is your friend


        • #5
          KL Select...
          Go, Baby, Go......
          Aefvue Farms Footing Inspector


          • #6
            Jimmys has the best bridles with a wide noseband.
            Suerte Hostage Crisis Survivor!


            • #7
              I have the Beval Heritage with the wide noseband for Gomez. He doesn't have an ugly head, but his blaze goes off to the side so it helps offset the illusion that he is going around with his head cocked to the side. I really do like the bridle, though it seems to run a bit small.


              • #8
                Horse Country in Warrenton.

                chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).


                • #9
                  Hadfield's have a gorgeous Wide Noseband bridle.
                  Starman Babies


                  • #10
                    I like the Jimmy's, Hadfields are nice also.
                    POYBGP, member in good standing.


                    • #11
                      My Antares has a wide noseband, its beautiful leather and workmanship and very reasonably priced for a bridle of such quality.


                      • #12
                        I have the Hadfield's padded hunter bridle. It has the wider noseband. It's a beautiful bridle.


                        • #13
                          My Antares has a wide noseband too and it looks great. It comes in a darker and lighter leather.
                          .karis k.


                          • #14
                            Jimmy's or Beval Heritage look best on my big headed gelding.
                            *Faune D'Helby*


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by teehee89:
                              My Antares has a wide noseband too and it looks great. It comes in a darker and lighter leather.
                              It comes in 2 colors? Didn't know that, I wasn't given an option, mine was on the light side but one oiling and it darkened very nicely.


                              • #16
                                Have to say that I like the Antares best of all the choices mentioned... although the Jimmys and Hadfields models are also very nice.

                                The wider noseband look seems to flatter a lot of horses better than the narrower version, unless you are dealing with a very delicate "breedy" type head.
                                We move pretty fast for some rabid garden snails.


                                • #17
                                  What tack stores carry Hadfield's or Jimmy bridles


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by BAC:
                                    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by teehee89:
                                    My Antares has a wide noseband too and it looks great. It comes in a darker and lighter leather.
                                    It comes in 2 colors? Didn't know that, I wasn't given an option, mine was on the light side but one oiling and it darkened very nicely. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                    I'm pretty sure it does. When I bought mine I saw ones that were a lot darker too. Maybe they were already oiled or something?
                                    .karis k.


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by teehee89:
                                      I'm pretty sure it does. When I bought mine I saw ones that were a lot darker too. Maybe they were already oiled or something?
                                      I bought mine directly from their customer service rep on their website based on recommendations from Lucassb so didn't know anything about the color. Its possible the darker ones you saw were already oiled.


                                      • #20
                                        I love the Arc de Triomphe Matisse bridle. The Herve Godnignon is also very nice