Manufacturer: Kincade (View all products by Kincade)
Model: Fancy Stitched Bridle (View all Fancy Stitched Bridle reviews)
Category: English Bridles
Purchase: I paid around $50 for this from dover saddlery. I had gotten a new horse, to show hunters with, and my mom only had dressage bridles ( black, with flashes) for me, that were her old bridles. I wanted an oakbark colored one to match my pessoa, but she wouldn't fork out the money for a Arc de Triumph or Vespucci, or even a pessoa, when we had "perfectly nice bridles of our own". I needed a cheap, good quality bridle to at least school in.
Likes: I was surprised at the quality of this bridle! I hate most of kincades other equipment (there saddles are awful!) but there bridle was actually ok! The leather wasn't great, but its held up to over 6 months of frequent wear! The stitching looks nice, and hasn't come out, and it fits ok on my horses head (he takes a full size). It came with matching reigns, and people have complemented me on it, thinking it was a higher priced bridle.
Dislikes: Well, the leather is peeling and thinning in some places, and I'm afraid it will break. The throatlatch is small, like it was meant for a cob, not a full sized horse. It wouldn't take oil at all, until my mom practically bathed it in oil for a week. The color rubbed off of my horse (hes grey) turning him pink!
Quality: The leather is so-so, but for $50 that was expected. Its actually a well made bridle, considering the price and company who makes it!
Summary: This bridle is actually pretty good, and could probably sell for $80 or higher if kincade wanted to. This would make a nice schooling bridle, or an ok bridle for smaller shows. My horse doesn't seem to mind it, and i actually like it (as a schooling bridle). It does its job well, and should last a while longer. It stands up well to the abuse of a horse-crazy teen, and a green warmblood!
Usefulness Rating: 2.57143 out of 5.
7 reader(s) voted.
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