Wellfleet Double Raised Padded Snaffle Bridle by SmartPak
I purchased this bridle in January 2011 and gave it a good review at the time. Last summer, some of the stitching came out, and I had it repaired. I chalked it up to just a fluke. But yesterday the leather holding one of the cheek pieces to the noseband tore. This was during a regular ride on a well-behaved horse. I take good care of my leather and keep my bridles for years and years. This is the first time anything like this has happened. I'm attaching a picture so you can see this was a clean tear which suggests a weakness or defect in the leather.
January 6, 2013
Perfect dressage bridle!
Thank you SmartPak for such great products, and also allowing me to return products that don't quite work for me and my gelding. I originally purchased the Harwich Padded Dressage Bridle, which was great but I felt that the caveson wasn't quite wide enough for my gelding. This Wellfleet Bridle has substance to it, great leather, and I love that the crank caveson has adjustments on both sides of the bridle so you can really get a custom fit for your horse. Very sharp looking, especially for a horse with a more masculine head. The reins were ok for me, I like a thicker leather rein, but they were still very nice quality. Highly recommend this bridle!
November 9, 2012
love the bridle
Absolutely the best customer service! I love the bridle and the workmanship is fantastic.
September 24, 2012
Very Nice Bridle
I was very pleased with the Wellfleet double Raised Padded Snaffle bridle. The quality of the leather and the stitching were both very good. Best of all, the bridle fit my TB/Percheron cross perfectly (I ordered the over-size). My horses head is not long, but it is wide; so I rarely find a bridle that fits and does not require some adjustment. I would recommend this bridle.
August 14, 2012
Not This Time
Despite an excellent track record with SMARTPAK ...I discussed my horse's head size with Marissa; the only difference between cob and horse was the browband size; this bridle was huge in the cheeks and nose band :(
April 20, 2012
Wellfleet Snaffle Bridle
This has turned out to be a very well made and durable bridle. I'm very pleased with the fit and quality of the leather. The horse size has adequate room in headstall and browband for the broad forehead of my saddlebred/draft cross gelding. Generally my bridles get a quick wipe after each ride and hung in the barn. This bridle seems to be of sufficient quality that it will survive my intermittent tack cleaning.
December 18, 2011