Manufacturer: Henri de Rivel (View all products by Henri de Rivel (HDR))
Model: Fancy Raised Padded Bridle (View all Fancy Raised Padded Bridle reviews)
Category: English Bridles
Purchase: A girl at my barn has this bridle for her horse. I don't know how much she paid for it, but I've seen it online and in magazines ranging from $115 to $150.
Likes: When I first saw it, it looked kind of pretty. From far away...
Dislikes: Is this bridle made of plastic? The color is a sort of weird orangish, reddish, brownish pink color (not a normal color for tack to say the least) and the padding was definitely orange. I don't think i would even call this a leather bridle, because it's more like pleather. If you want fake leather, I suggest you buy a wintec, because its probably a quarter of the price (and is probably better quality).
Quality: This is one worst quality bridles I have ever seen. When we tried to oil it, the oil just sat on top and the bridle absorbed almost nothing. The color did not change at all, and we tried using many different brands and types of oils, all of which failed. This just backs up my theory of it being plastic...
Summary: Ick! I wouldn't buy this bridle for $50, let alone $150. This bridle is definitely not show quality and definitely not "french" leather like the description says. If you are looking for an inexpensive bridle, I would suggest a collegiate. I had one for awhile, and although it definitely wasn't a super quality bridle, it lasted awhile and was actually made of leather.
Usefulness Rating: 2.47368 out of 5.
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