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  • If you need a new bridle-Bargain

    Dover Saddlery has this "British Classic Horse Bridle" in closeout that is a TC. The add doesn't say TC, but it had the same wording as the TC so I asked a rep and sure enough. It's still alot ($199 down from $450), but I was in the market so I'm happy!

  • #2
    Can't find it in my flyer. My issue has a young woman on the front with very blond hair and a turquoise patterned top. Perhaps there is a different edition? Would like to see the ad.

    Ah yes, just went to the website. Looks interesting.


    Oh, you are very bad mom23monkeys. I just called in my order for the wide noseband model. Hope I like it. Please stop enabling this tackaholic! Have you received yours yet?
    Last edited by paint hunter; Aug. 4, 2009, 01:43 PM.

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    • #3
      I wasn't in the market, but just bought a TC saddle, so I couldn't resist. Will you let me know when the martingale goes on sale?
      http://www.chronicleofmyhorse.com/profile/Airamennyl

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      • #4
        Mine just came tonight. Very lovely bridle! Great value at $199. And yes, it is the Tad Coffin. Can't wait to set it up for use and see how it looks on my guy. Highly recommend so far.

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        • #5
          I can't seem to get over my annoyance that the reins are plain flat and not raised (let alone fancy stitched) to match the bridle. What is the opposite of "spared no expense"? I dunno... that just irks me. It irks me less ror $200, but it irked me BIGTIME for $450 when I first saw the bridle in a Dover store.
          ~Veronica
          "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
          http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/

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          • #6
            I agree, I would not have paid $450 for the bridle. And yes, for that price it should have raised reins. However, I actually tend to prefer the flat reins myself so I am OK with this.

            I am still curious how the new Smartpack Nantucket bridle stacks up. This the most expensive one Smartpack has and it is priced at $349. Has anyone actually ordered and received this bridle? Waiting for Lucassb's opinion..........

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            • #7
              My mom just bought that bridle (except it is not padded, fancy raised but not padded) and it came with a little bit of powdery coating on it. I told her to take a sponge with Effax combi (only) on it and clean off the powder before oiling. She did so, and the entire area across the stitched section of the noseband bleached WHITE. And it's dry now. It looks like the dye came off on that area only. She is going to call and see if she can get a refund. If not I hope it blends with oil. She isn't going to oil it until she finds out if she can send it back or not.

              Just something to keep in mind if you are considering the bridle
              Last edited by Rhody Ram; Aug. 12, 2009, 12:59 PM.

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              • #8
                I love my TC saddle and what a bargain! I need another bridle like I need a hole in my head, but who can resist? COTH has so many enablers....
                *****sigh****
                Some days the best thing about my job is that the chair spins.

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                • #9
                  I just got mine, but hadn't looked closely at it yet. BTW, the martingale is on sale for 99.00 in the sale section.
                  http://www.chronicleofmyhorse.com/profile/Airamennyl

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                  • #10
                    sizing and color

                    I've been using a cheap full-size bridle (Kincaide) on my young horse. Does anyone know how the full size sizing in this bridle compares to the Kincaide? Also, is it dark brown? It looks beautiful and I'm so glad to have heard about the sale price.

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                    • #11
                      I loked on the Dover website but it didn't show up in the clearance section. If I go to the On Sale section, there are 62 pages and the site doesn't let me search by name. How did you find the sale martingale?
                      Stop enabling me!

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                      • #12
                        It's not dark brown, it's fairly light brown/orange

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                        • #13
                          Try this http://www.doversaddlery.com/product...cd2=1250096553

                          It showed up on a google search.
                          http://www.chronicleofmyhorse.com/profile/Airamennyl

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by vxf111 View Post
                            I can't seem to get over my annoyance that the reins are plain flat and not raised (let alone fancy stitched) to match the bridle.
                            When this bridle was first advertised in Dover's catalog they made a point of mentioning that the reins are flat, not raised. It had something to do with rider's who prefer the more natural "drape" of a flat rein, or something like that. Personally, I don't notice any difference between the feel of a flat rein or a raised, I just like everything to match.

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                            • #15
                              I got one when they first went on sale at the beginning of the spring and I'm happy with it. As others have said, wouldn't have been for $450 but for $199 quite nice (mine oiled up a nice medium dk brown).

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                              • #16
                                When I asked Dover's online representative they said it was a British makers bridle with no brand name, when it comes it has the Tad Coffin branding on it?

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by BAC View Post
                                  When this bridle was first advertised in Dover's catalog they made a point of mentioning that the reins are flat, not raised. It had something to do with rider's who prefer the more natural "drape" of a flat rein, or something like that. Personally, I don't notice any difference between the feel of a flat rein or a raised, I just like everything to match.
                                  Oh isn't that PRECIOUS. I guess the answer "the meanufacturer was being cheap" didn't have the same ring

                                  I guess that's why low end bridles tend to have plain flat reins. Not because they're less expensive to produce, because only low end bridlemarkers are worried about the good drape.

                                  Sniff test fail.
                                  ~Veronica
                                  "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
                                  http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/

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                                    Originally posted by paint hunter View Post
                                    Mine just came tonight. Very lovely bridle! Great value at $199. And yes, it is the Tad Coffin. Can't wait to set it up for use and see how it looks on my guy. Highly recommend so far.
                                    That's odd. Mine came, and it is not a TC. I'm dissappointed. I guess I really did get a "BRITISH CLASSIC..." How did you get the TC? Mine had raised reins, but no TC stamp. Yours had a TC stamp and flat reins? I'm sorry. I hope I haven't mislead anyone.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by mom23monkeys View Post
                                      That's odd. Mine came, and it is not a TC. I'm dissappointed. I guess I really did get a "BRITISH CLASSIC..." How did you get the TC? Mine had raised reins, but no TC stamp. Yours had a TC stamp and flat reins? I'm sorry. I hope I haven't mislead anyone.
                                      But the rep told you it was a TC right? So maybe that is reason enough to ask them to exchange it for a TC?

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                                      • #20
                                        The crown piece did not have the TC stamp on it that the catalog model shows. However, it did say Tad Coffin on the packaging material. So, not quite sure what it truly is. Yours came with raised reins?

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