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Dressage Bridle
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Manufacturer: Cadence (View all products by Cadence)

Model: Dressage Bridle (View all Dressage Bridle reviews)

Category: English Bridles

Purchase: I bought this bridle from Dover Saddlery for about $169.

Likes: The price was attractive and it was one of the few bridles that I could find quickly to fit a large pony. The bridle looked good on the rack - tight stitching, nice design. The stitching has stayed tight and no cracking has occurred in the leather.

Dislikes: The color (black) began to wear off the bridle almost immediately. After a year of moderate use it looks awful - areas of reddish brown showing in many places. The leather really never took oil too well either, seemed like the black color was almost a shellac covering up poor quality brown leather. The bridle is just not soft and supple as well cared for leather should be. It has held up...nothing has broken, but I want to replace it anyway.

Quality: Pros - tight stitching, no cracking or breakage. Cons - poor leather quality, doesn't take oil well, poor tanning process.

Summary: I wouldn't buy from this manufacturer again. Save a little bit more money for a bridle with better leather quality.

Rating: 2

Author: R.M.

Date: 2009-11-27

Usefulness Rating: 2.68182 out of 5.
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