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    Default Dressage Bridles -

    I am looking for a dressage bridle, cob size with a cavesen....not a flash which seems like all thats out there. Can anyone tell me where to find a bridle with a normal cavesen?? Thank you



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    There are many, many, many. There have been prior threads. Some thoughts:

    http://www.amazon.com/HDR-Dressage-B.../dp/B002HPNA4O

    http://www.doversaddlery.com/anky%C2...sh/p/X1-12687/

    You can go Micklem (which I really like and use on my cob sized TBs)

    http://www.vtosaddlery.com/product/DRSGBRDL/ADSB.htm

    http://www.vtosaddlery.com/product/DRSGBRDL/VCDB.htm

    This one is very nice for the price: http://www.smartpakequine.com/plymou...x?cm_vc=Search

    I have one from Five-Star Tack with a removable flash that is gorgeous. They will also make whatever variation you want of most of their bridles.

    http://www.foxhuntingshop.com/dressa...ash-p-254.html

    http://www.skylineequine.com/products/1122_1217.html They have many others without flash
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    I searched the other threads - my problem is he is a half arab so he takes a cob size and I don't want a wide noseband. I will have to keep searching. Thank you



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    Quote Originally Posted by ArabX3 View Post
    I searched the other threads - my problem is he is a half arab so he takes a cob size and I don't want a wide noseband. I will have to keep searching. Thank you
    Have you tried Schneider's? www.sstack.com?

    They have a petite bridle with foldaway flash

    http://www.sstack.com/English_Bridle...essage-Bridle/

    Or Justbridles.com?

    I feel your pain - the next time I buy a bridle for my Arab I want to buy a finer one, but he's a mix of cob and regular sizes. Will probably have to use Just Bridles or have one custom made.



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    Edit - exact same recommendations as oldernewbie.



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    My Fivestar tack is the Ainsley without a flash. It does not have a wide noseband. The HDR noseband is also not particularly wide, nor is the Anky. Others are wider. I think the Micklem looks quite good on the finer heads. Another thought would be Stubben: http://www.stubbennorthamerica.com/stubbenbridles.php. They have several without flash and a fairly narrow noseband. This collegiate is very fine http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.h...5-547003ab7188. Courbette also does a narrow range http://www.courbette.com/Catalog/acc...dlespage8.html.

    I hadn't realized you wanted the narrow noseband. All the bridles I posted above do come in cob size (as all of my horses wear cob size).
    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!



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    I second justbridles.com. I have several horses that are between sizes and I also wanted a plain cavesson. I got really nice bridles for them there.



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    I love the KL select ones. I bought the Levade model for my cob sized TB and it is not too wide. They are great quality and the leather is very supple.

    http://www.klselect.com/Bridles-Dressage.html



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    Have you thought about a rolled bridle? That would certainly be thin enough and there is usually no flash on these bridles.

    As an example : Rolled bridle with no flash.



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    Oh, thank you for starting this thread! I have been having the same problem in the same size range (theoretically, as I am an eventer without a black saddle yet, but I've already started shopping...)



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    http://www.jerrysharnessshop.com/

    Jerrys

    hands down the best of the best

    you can mix and match pieces to make your perfect fit

    My QH needed their cob size.

    with or without flash paddings different type buckles crank hook etc

    wonderful service
    wonderful leather

    dont you DARE oil it.

    Their brown is a rich dark deep brown, lovely ( sigh)
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    I love Schneider's Premier bridles. I have a cob size one for my Arab which fits him perfectly and a horse size one for my old TB mare. I totally abuse them. My mare's is very poorly taken care of as she's currently used as a lesson horse and I rarely do much more than go out to check on her and feed her some cookies. They hold up really well and I know people who have shown at Scottsdale in them. Best part? They're only $45 or so.



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    I have a cob sized Bobby's bridle with a padded plain caveson for my large pony. He has a very petite head and I think it looks very nice on him: http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/3...1265022130.jpg

    I bought my bridle from TackZone: http://www.tackzone.com/catalog/dres...055d3c1b3a2bd7
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