Manufacturer: Vespucci (View all products by Vespucci Bridles)
Model: Fancy Stitched Figure 8 Bridle (View all Fancy Stitched Figure 8 Bridle reviews)
Category: English Bridles
Purchase: I bought this bridle via Ebay, so it cost me about $200 semi-used. I didn't have enough money for brand new but I read some good reviews so I found one that had only been oiled but never used on a horse.
Likes: This piece of equipment is absolutely beautiful! Although it had been oiled once previously, the leather is super soft and supple new. I went with the darker color (not sure what Vespucci calls it) but it is a rich dark/cherry brown. The padding on the brow and cheek pieces is a lighter shade and accents the bridle extremely well. I love how the nosepiece has no fleece behind it to get cruddy after many rides, just a softer leather. I also love the extra padding behind the horse's jaw and the leather guards behind the metal cheek rings. This bridle has had some extra attention to detail and that's what makes it great. This bridle turns heads at any show, I get all kinds of compliments on how it looks so great on my horse.
Dislikes: I don't dislike anything besides the price! But it is well worth the money because this bridle will definitely hold up.
Quality: Construction is excellent, what I expected from a top saddler company. Stitching is tight and will last. This bridle is soft, that the nap side of the leather isn't even the least bit rough.
Summary: The bridle is awesome and is definitely one of the best looking figure-8's I have seen out there. Well worth the investment and if I had the money I would buy it new any day!
Usefulness Rating: 3 out of 5.
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