Quality bridle

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Hi! I'm looking for a good quality bridle. My current one is genuine leather and is scratching my horse's face so much that his fur has gone off in some places. What I want is just a simple cavesson or a removable flash with grained leather.

I have looked at some bridles, but I wanted to know what brands people recommend. The bridles I've looked at so far have been CWD( although I find their crown pice a bit bulky to go on my 163 cob sized warmblood), Antares, Butet, Silver Crown and Bruno. I have a dyon working bridle that I don't use( mostly cause I find the hook attachment flimsy and it's making the bit really unstable) But with that said I am not happy with the quality.

Any tips??
 

Red-1

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I have Silver Crown and also Sabre Cordobra. The first for dressage, the second for jumping. Both top quality leather.

The Silver Crown is a lot lighter weight, and slim behind the ears. Both mono crown. Neither needs much attention, never get hard and horrid.
 

dogatemysalad

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My criteria is that it must be made with leather from an English tannery. I have a couple of bridles made with Sedgewick leather. They're beautiful.
 

Skib

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I rode for years with a Sabre bridle and swore that if I ever got a horse of my own that was what I would buy. The tack at that yard was cleaned with saddle soap every time it was used. It could be that that makes a difference.
 

milliepops

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My Sabre bridles look the best out of all of the ones I've had, they aren't swanky or fashionable but they are great quality and I agree with Red I don't exactly lavish mine with care o_O yet they clean up well when I get round to it :p
 

Maryann

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Collegiate - I have an ancient one and a year old one I bought because I liked the ancient one.
 

ecb89

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I’ve got a rhinegold bridle. It’s really good quality and people often comment how nice it is. C45294F2-9AA7-419A-B259-3D5C0AA70447.jpeg
 

AFB

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Henry James are lovely.

If you're looking at those brands I assume your budget is £££, in which case I'd add PSOS & possibly Fairfax into the mix.
 
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