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Fancy Stitched Padded Hunter Bridle
English Bridles

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Manufacturer: Pessoa (View all products by Pessoa)

Model: Fancy Stitched Padded Hunter Bridle (View all Fancy Stitched Padded Hunter Bridle reviews)

Category: English Bridles

Purchase: I bought the bridle and matching reins from a small online shop for a little under the regular price. I wanted a nice show bridle FINALLY!

Likes: The stitching detail is beautiful and the leather is soft and easy to work with. The buckles on the bridle are wonderful in both their function and appearance. Best looking buckles I have seen. The padding is minimal and soft, which i like. The noseband conforms well with the horse's shape...even on the bridge of their nose. Very attractive hunter bridle and not too wide. The leather is very easy to work with.

Dislikes: Pessoa leather is VERY finicky!!! Extremely inconsistent leather and hard to clean or do anything with without messing up the color. I couldn't even get the protective white coating off without it discoloring. The stitching is so fine that it easily becomes browned by the leather. Also, the crown piece is not shaped to a horse's head well and so it sticks out off of their forehead. The leather always looks dry because the color cracks on it. It easily blemishes and the reins don't even match! The two parts of the reins don't even match each other!!! I even sent the first bridle back because I thought it was such a defective one due to the leather. Well, I soon found out that that's just how Pessoa leather can be.

Quality: Except for the fit of the crown piece, the design and construction is wonderful. The quality of the leather is good, but the coloring problems are horrible! Always looks dry, cracked, and blemished.

Summary: This is a pricey bridle. I would expect to NOT have all of these problems!!! Do yourself a favor and avoid Pessoa bridles! Crosby or other more expensive ones are so much better! I'll be sticking to Crosby...amazing quality for the price and awesome leather as always.

Rating: 2

Author: C.I. from Maryland

Date: 2006-09-25

Usefulness Rating: 3.18182 out of 5.
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