Nantucket Padded Monocrown Dressage Bridle by SmartPak
LOVE this bridle!
I bought this bridle when it was on sale and I am SO glad I did! This this is absolutely beautiful. The leather is pretty soft right out of the box, but I used a couple coats of leather balsam and now it is to die for! I got the full size for my appy that is in between a cob and a horse and if fits him on all the top holes. I also got the laser engraving and it came out so nicely. All in all I am extremely happy with my new bridle. Highly recommended!
July 2, 2012
Very nice leather and stitching, however, I found the headstall and browband area to be small in the cob size compared to the german cob sized bridles. Would probably work on an Arabian type head, otherwise, it might be necessary to order the Full size and have it taken in. Nice reins included.
June 30, 2012
While the quality of this is quite nice, the cob-sized is quite big through the crown and throatlatch, and with a ring snaffle had to be adjusted on smallest hole to fit.
February 29, 2012
Nantucket Bridle Made in India?
I was excited to be ordering a new bridle for my horse, had been waiting several years to do so. I wanted to buy one that I had confidence in the quality, so decided to buy one of the Nantucket series since the name implied it was made in the USA. Imagine how surprised I was when the tag said "Made in India". Knowing what I know about outsourcing to India and the relative costs compared to USA, I felt cheated on the price since I know it did not cost that much to produce. Just hoping the quality was worth the price, only time will tell how well it holds up.
June 29, 2010
Beautifully constructed bridle
I bought this and one other bridle (a KL Select) to try on my horse. The Nantucket's craftsmanship seemed to be much better than the KL Select. I liked the leather slightly better on the KL, but the leather on the Nantucket is almost as lovely and less money. Plus, the stitching is perfect and the overall look of this bridle was so much better. It would look best on a more refined head as the noseband is only about and inch wide.
One word of caution, my horse gets pinched by the hardware on the noseband when I'm tightening it if I'm not careful. I have to put my hand under it as I'm tightening it and really watch for it, as my horse let me know how much that hurts!
I am very happy with this bridle and would definitely recommend it!
June 21, 2010
The leather on this bridle is great! Fits softly on his face from the first time putting on. The quality is first rate. Well worth the $$$!
August 11, 2009