Nantucket Fancy Stitch Monocrown Bridle by SmartPak
Nice bridle, but with some issues
I love the leather of this bridle. Butter soft and you can just tell how lovely it is. The browband and throatlatch are larger than I'd like. Even after vigorous oiling, I cannot get the leather of the crown piece and the leather attached to it to match the leather that holds the nose band and bit. This is my third bridle and the first two had the same problem, but worse...not two pieces of leather were the same color. Maybe it's because different leathers are used to make this bridle, but I have never had this happen (even with lower quality bridles) and it's disappointing. But the pros do outweigh the cons here and Smartpak was wonderful with the returning and sending me new bridles.
September 22, 2012
Great Show Bridle for the Money
I purchased the Nantucket bridle a month ago, and am extremely pleased with the fit, quality and price. I will use it for showing as well as for schooling due to the great price. The color was a dark brown, and the leather is a good quality. Highly recommend this bridle!
August 21, 2012
Compares to my Arc de Triomphe!
I ordered this bridle in a pinch because a second Arc de Triomphe I had ordered for a show was on back order- this is easily as nice. It is going to be my new show bridle for as long as it holds up (which should be a long time judging by the quality of the leather and stitching). Very adjustable- fits my very refined Arab beautifully.
August 17, 2012
SmartPak does it again!
Great quality in general! straight out of the box, the color was great (not orange), but a tad lighter than I like which was easily fixed with oil. It takes cleaning and oil nicely. The leather is incredibly soft and the padding is great for balancing pressure. I received a lot of compliments about this bridle! Was considering the really expensive Arc de Triomphe Imperial bridle, but I'm so happy I saved some money AND got a bridle just as good!
June 11, 2012
Love this Bridle!!
Just got this bridle today and the leather is so soft and a beautiful quality/color. It fits my horse great and looks so rich. I am very pleased with this purchased.
June 5, 2012
I loved this bridle. Unfortunately, my TB has a smallish head and the horse size was too big in the brow band and throatlatch. I called Smartpak to see if they sell separate pieces, which they did not. BUT in true Smartpak fashion, they sent me out a second Cob size bridle to see if that would fit. It did fit a little better, but not perfect and I had to return both. I was sad, as I really LOVED the way this bridle looked on my horse. It just fell a little short in the fit department for my horse.
June 1, 2012