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Bridle w/ Padded Reins
English Bridles

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Manufacturer: Wintec (View all products by Wintec)

Model: Bridle w/ Padded Reins (View all Bridle w/ Padded Reins reviews)

Category: English Bridles

Purchase: I bought this bridle in a local tack shop- $50 for everything but the reins, and an additional $30 for the reins.

Likes: When assembling this bridle, I immedidately noticed how supple the material was, and how easily I was able to operate the buckles. The material is not at all stiff or plasticy- it feels almost like leather. But it is SOO much stronger than leather. No stretching whatsoever- a friend's pony was tied by the reins and spooked- pulling back against them. The bridle did not even show any signs of wear from a pony who was able to pull a trailer when he spooked while wearing a halter! The padded grips on the reins are AMAZING- no longer to my ring fingers get blisters on long trail rides or when the reins are wet. The soft, spongy reins encourage a soft hand and I find that I do not hold the reins as tightly. As a result I am much gentler on my horse's mouth!

Dislikes: The reins can get a bit slippery when my hands are very sweaty, not a big problem but it can pose a problem. My other problem is that this bridle does not come in pony size! As a result, it's a bit too big for my Quarter Pony. I also would not show with this bridle- as (like the wintec saddles) it has WINTEC emblazoned on it. It is perfect for schooling; not for showing.

Quality: It is constructed like a leather bridle; nice stitching, nice buckles. I get mine wet all the time and it hasn't stretched or rusted. It's obviously worth the money and will last a long time!

Summary: Durable, and great for schooling horses- not great for ponies or for the show ring.

Rating: 4

Author: Rebecca- Midnight

Date: 2004-10-06

Usefulness Rating: 3.17647 out of 5.
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