Manufacturer: Fancy (View all products by Fancy Tack)
Model: Snaffle Bridle (View all Snaffle Bridle reviews)
Category: English Bridles
Purchase: I bought this item for $19.99 through Miller's Harness. The list price is $54.95 and I thought it would be the same bridle as shown in Dover Saddlery, but for a cheaper price. I'm still not sure if this is true. I had purchased the Plain Snaffle Bridle from Dover, which I think is the same at Miller's, and it is just great. I thought the fancy one would be even better. I bought it because my pony needed a show bridle, but I didn't want to spend a fortune on it. Also, it is padded and comfortable.
Likes: It's a pretty bridle and the stitching is very nice. It's padded and looks somewhat like my Edgewood and other fancy bridles. I do not think someone could tell that it is not a $200 bridle because it looks good.
Dislikes: The quality is terrible (look below), although the padded seems nice enough. The brow band and noseband are nicely made, but the rest isn't.
Quality: Once you touch this bridle, it's clear that it is cheaply made. I think the quality is terrible. The leather actually has started to peel off. It looks like it will crack any minute. It doesn't seem to soften and I have tried glycerin soap and Akene Conditioner. I am planning on trying Lexol's Leather Conditioner on it next. I haven't actually put it on my pony yet (I have not been able to ride because of an injury), but I don't have a lot of hope for it to become as great as the other bridle I have from this company.
Summary: It looks nice, but the quality is just horrible. I guess that's what you can expect for spending $20 on a bridle with reins. If you can get it to soften up, it would be great because it does look good. If I knew the quality was like this, I don't think I would have purchased it.
Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
6 reader(s) voted.
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