Arc de Triomphe Napoleon Snaffle Bridle
Nicest dressage bridle on the market!
I was unsure if I was ready to make this purchase, as this is not a cheap bridle. I am so glad that I did!! This is the nicest dressage bridle on the market- you will find none finer. The convertible nose flash is perfect- and the leather quality is superb. I tried the ultra grip reins, but chose the plain reins instead- much more attractive. I would not think twice about making this purchase!
May 15, 2012
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!
Arc De Triomph bridles are the best that i've come across. I have the Napolean and the Mattise. The leather is beautiful and the hardware matches the overall elegance. The bridle has stud hook closure whch I prefer as it gives a cleaner appearance. My bridles are a couple years old now and look new although I take extremely good care of them hence the pricey price tag. I only by ADT now and I have not found a brand to rival it yet!!! And the padded crown has padding in the front and is contoured. It's perfect for my horse and doesn't need anymore padding. My horse is a thick 17hh OTTB and the horse size fits him PERFECTLY but beware, ADT bridles do run about a size large. I highly recommend any ADT bridle, it is worth the price.
May 1, 2012
Disappointed in quality of bridle
I was expecting a very nice snaffle bridle for the $410 price tag... The description said the crown was padded - not true - only the edge on the front of the crown had padding. The hole punches were not evenly spaced nor were they large enough. Leather was not as nice as I expected.
January 10, 2011
beautiful, well-made bridle
Elegant craftsmanship with high-quality leather and hardware. The narrower cheek pieces really suit a smaller or refined-headed horse, and there are enough holes punched to make it easily adjustable without punching more yourself. My horse has a wide but slightly short head that has made bridles difficult to fit, but the full size fits her as well as other the more normal shaped warmbloods in the barn.
April 5, 2010
This is a top quality bridle with fantastic workmanship and details, and super supple leather. I actually prefer billet ends to buckle ends, this bridle comes with billets. It is so well made that it is no effort whatsoever to open and close them. Just lovely and Smartpak's price is very good. Highly recommend this bridle if you like quality gear.
November 10, 2009
Not for me
While this seems to be a well made bridle, the nose band is very odd, with a overly large o-ring where it meets the cheek piece. Also, it doesn't have buckle ends which is necessary for my middle-aged, stiff fingers. It's on the way back to SmartPak.
May 18, 2009