Best style of bridle for his face

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  1. Ziast

    Ziast Senior Member

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    I'm going to need to buy a new hunt bridle in the future and I want to get one that really compliments his face. His current bridle is just a plain black that was the only one the store had in size gigantic. He has a bit of a different face profile; dishy, but has a dip on his nose with a busy blaze.

    I like the look of the old style flat leather bridles, but I don't know if it would flatter his face and type. I see them most often on heavier, coarser builds. I do think a wider noseband is better. Sometimes with a small noseband he end up looking like his nose is broken. Or would a fancy stitch look better on him?

    Bridle styles I was looking at:
    Henri De Rivel Havana Pro Hunt Bridle
    Rodrigo Fancy Wide Hunter Bridle in Medium Brown
     

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    EnglishRider234 Senior Member

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    I think a Havana color with a wide nose and would look lovely on him. I’m partial to fancy stitching so my vote goes that way.

    My perfect bridle is a Havana monocrown, wise noseband, padding, and fancy stitched. I also prefer ones that come with extra long reins. I think that style would suit him well!

    I don’t have an opinion of the flat bridle as I don’t see much of them around here to have a good idea of what it would look like. Ultimately, if you like that style then get it!
     
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    CJ Senior Member

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    I actually like the raised & refined look on him. I would personally lower the noseband a few holes, looks hiked up a lil high here to me.
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    DocsLglyBlonde Senior Member

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    I'm on the wide, padded, fancy stitched team :)

    I prefer wide nosebands on most horses, but I think the thin noseband underwhelms his face, whereas a wide nosebands will definitely not overwhelm it. You could also look into tapered or anatomical ones, which might give more shape to his face and would be something kind of in between.
     

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  5. Ziast

    Ziast Senior Member

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    3/3 it seems. Wide, padded, fancy stitch it is. Thanks. I'm terrible with decisions like this. Now to find one that comes in gigantic, isn't to red, and matches his sadfle. And with hooks, not buckles.

    Picture is from the winter, may have been adjusted since, but I'm check when I ride tonight.
     
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    Would you be interested in an Isabella Wurth, or too dressagey? Like this one
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    Flash Bridle

    I think this would suit him.
    The leather darkens nicely when oiled.
     
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    Ziast Senior Member

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    I think that's too dressagy. The rolled browband especially.
     
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    Circle C Senior Member

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    i agree!
     
  10. CJ

    CJ Senior Member

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    OK. Thats changeable, but the one I have didnt come with the blingy headband.
    The other one is definitely dressagey, white lined, a TL? T-somebodys logo.
     

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