Manufacturer: Vespucci (View all products by Vespucci Bridles)
Model: Plain Raised Padded Hunter Bridle (View all Plain Raised Padded Hunter Bridle reviews)
Category: English Bridles
Purchase: I paid $149.00 for this item New w/ tags, on ebay. According to the auction, it retails for $349.00.
Likes: The bridle is padded on the horse's most sensitive facial areas. The color is rich. The leather seems to soften and have a nice "feel"/"weight" to it.
Dislikes: Well, I thought Vespucci was synonymous with quality. I was sadly mistaken. This bridle has been used for a 15 minute WALK, that's IT, and it already has a crack in the leather in the throatlatch. I bought the Cob size...my friend's Vespucci Cob Size bridle (SAME model) fit my mare....the one I ordered just barely fits her....its too small. So, there is great inconsistency from one bridle to the next, despite their being the same model. To me, this is a sure sign of mass-production/poor quality. The leather rein-ends are cut sloppily. Overall, VERY disappointed with this. I should have spent a bit more and gotten an Arc de Triomphe.
Quality: Please see my comments above. Overall, construction and quality are disappointing at best!
Summary: I am very disappointed in this bridle. I know it is not the VERY top of the line, but Vespucci bridles are supposedly quality bridles. I would NOT buy a Vespucci again and would discourage anyone from buying one. Save up a little more money and buy something else!
Author: Carla Ritz
Usefulness Rating: 2.75 out of 5.
12 reader(s) voted.
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