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Harwich Padded Crank Noseband Dressage Bridle by SmartPak

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The Harwich Padded Crank Noseband Dressage Bridle is an exceptional value with high quality leather and expert craftsmanship.  Harwich Bridles are crafted in durable imported leather that’s vegetable tanned.  This bridle features an innovative padded crown design that allows the caveson strap to pass over the crown to alleviate pressure on the sensitive poll area. Available exclusively at SmartPak!

Favorite Features

  • Made from vegetable tanned leather
  • Stainless steel roller buckles
  • Hook stud closures
  • Padded crank noseband for added adjustability with flash
  • Includes 5/8" rubberized web reins

Sizing It Up

½” browband
¾” padded flash crank noseband
5/8” cheek pieces

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    Harwich Padded Crank Noseband Dressage Bridle by SmartPak is rated 4.2857 out of 5 by 35.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Purchase! I bought this bridle about 4 years ago and have used it regularly since I bought it. I was looking for a bridle with a crank/flash noseband that wasn't too wide for my little Arab's delicate face, that wasn't too terribly expensive. This bridle fi the bill perfectly. My only complaint was my horse wore it on the tightest holes, leaving a lot of extra strap hanging which I had to take to get cut off so it looked a little better. This bridle has held up extremely well over the years! Over the years his noseband has stretched out enough that it is too big on him now and I am going to replace it with another Harwich because I was so pleased with my purchase years ago. If you are looking for an affordable bridle made out of soft leather that will hold up well, this is a great buy.
    Date published: 2013-04-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from price is right Not the greatest bridle, but cheap. Leather is semi-soft but the edges lose their color some with very little use. True to size. Nice enough, but wouldn't buy another one.
    Date published: 2013-02-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty nice bridle for price I think that overall, the bridle quality matches it's price. I wasn't thrilled with the leather when I first pulled it out of the packaging-some pieces of the bridle had little crackle-like lines, while some parts seemed to be made of a better quality leather. However, another long-term horse person I know really liked the quality of the leather. (I have only owned inexpensive bridles, so what do I know!) I can't comment on durability yet since I just got the bridle, so I gave it the benefit of the doubt and a 5. I do love the crank aspect of the bridle, the roller seems to be high quality, and the padding on the browband, crown, chin and noseband is soft and supple. I love the mono-crown aspect of it, too.
    Date published: 2012-11-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from bridle I bought this as an inexpensive schooling bridle and I'm really surprised at how good it is, the leather feels soft and supple, its really well made, looks great and is a great fit - I wouldn't be ashamed to use it in competitions
    Date published: 2012-11-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice everyday bridle Nice everyday bridle but it ran large on my fine Arabian head.
    Date published: 2012-10-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Bridle & great reins! I love the reins, thin, comfortable & great grip. Cob size crank nose band barely fits my large nosed Haflinger. Otherwise, nice fit & comfort crown is great, especially with a thick mane.
    Date published: 2012-10-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice quality leather Nice bridle for the price. Very well padded, good quality leather. Perfect schooling bridle.
    Date published: 2012-09-27
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from didn't fit I got the COB for my petite mare. The leather is nice but it did not fit. The check pieces fit perfect, the throat latch was too big, and the noseband was way too small.
    Date published: 2012-07-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Value Leather is nice. Love the reins. Bought Cob size. Flash is too long!
    Date published: 2012-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice bridle for the price... I purchased one of these bridles for my horse a year ago - it's held up so beautifully that we ordered one for my daughter's new horse. The only complaint I have is the reins that it comes with - hated those so we purchased the Harwich rubber reins to use instead.
    Date published: 2012-06-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Budget Friendly Bridle I was looking for a dressage bridle with a flash, crank noseband, and comfort crown for under $100. I knew this was a tall order but this one fit the bill. I have been very impressed with the leather quality. It has gotten very nice and soft with a little conditioning. It fit my horse very well overall. He is a pretty average sized horse (16.1 appendix gelding) and the only thing I would change would be for it to have a slightly longer browband (I will probably replace the one it came with eventually. It fits ok but is a little short on him). I haven't had it very long but looking at the construction I think it will be very duarable but it isn't bulky at all. This is a great buy if you want a very nice dressage bridle with great features but have a limited budget.
    Date published: 2012-02-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice but weird sizing I like this bridal but it does not make sense in the sizes of the pieces. The nose band I have to put on the first or second hole and then the flash on one of the last holes and the cheek pieces on the top holes, it is just weird to me. Also it is very stiff even after I oiled it and cleaned it.
    Date published: 2012-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bridle for the Price I didn't expect this bridle to fit and feel like a high priced bridle... but it does! I was pleased to find a quality crank noseband on a nice quality bridle with good quality leather.
    Date published: 2012-01-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bridle for 3 year old - great value This was a great purchase for the price. I wanted a starter bridle for my filly. It is still a bit stiff after conditioning and wearing. The crank is hard to move at is it so stiff and not quite sure how the keepers and straps are supposed to work with it, but we have it functioning. Throat latch seems long. Looks nice on her Appendix head - more TB than QH. We'll see how it holds up and if it softens.
    Date published: 2011-09-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product I am very pleased with the purchase of my new Harwich Padded Crank Noseband Dressage Bridle. This bridle is quite elegant made with quality leather that is both soft and supple. The bridle looks great on my horse and adds refinement to a head with large features. Thank you, Smart Pak. I would definitely recommend this bridle to my dressage friends.
    Date published: 2011-08-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Schooling bridle I bought the Harwich Padded Crank Noseband Dressage Bridle for schooling. I have an Arab and not all dressage bridles fit well. The cob size in the Harwich fit him well. The leather is also nice for the price. It is a very nice bridle for the price.
    Date published: 2011-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great value This bridle is very soft and overall fits well. the only exception is the throat latch seems very large and i need to have it shortened. it has very nice padding and the flash fits great on my arab. the reins are very comfortable as well.
    Date published: 2011-07-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bridle I was really surprised at how nice this bridle is. It is very inexpensive and yet looks like a high quality bridle. Hopefully it will continue to look good!!
    Date published: 2011-07-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very pleased Very happy with this bridle. It fit my 18 H Belg\TB well. The throatlatch is generous. The crank is a bit snug, but I think breaking in will take care of that.
    Date published: 2011-06-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Starter Bridle I'm impressed with the quality of product you get for such a low price. The only problem that I had was that the throatlatch ran large compared to the rest of the bridle so I had it shortened. It still wound up being much cheaper than ordering any of the other bridles.
    Date published: 2011-05-31
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from not as pictured I bought this bridle because it is a good value, and looks like it would be flattering to a petite head. Overall I liked the comfort factor of the bridle, however the noseband is much bulkier than the picture shows and looks thick on my half arabs dainty face. I will most likely eventually buy a new caveson.
    Date published: 2011-05-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great dressage bridle This bridle is very nice for the price- definitely the best I have found in this price range.
    Date published: 2011-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Briddle I purchased the oversized and it fit him perfectly, with one exception the flash strap is way too long. Overall the briddle is very supple and looks great.
    Date published: 2011-02-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from comfy fit I ordered the cob size for my Appendix QH gelding and it was too small. I got the horse size and it does fit well. It looks great. The leather is really soft and i love the extra padding. This is my first bridle with a crank noseband and i really like it so far.
    Date published: 2010-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the price this is a very nice bridle. It is hard to find a nicely padded noseband with crank in this price category. The first size didn't fit my horse so I had to return and exchange for the cob size, smartpak was very helpful, efficient, and the new bridle arrived very quickly. Keep up the great work smartpak!
    Date published: 2009-12-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Third times a charm This was the third bridle I ordered for my petite mare. Finally a bridle that fits, with a crank, and a noseband that is not too wide for her delicate face. Really like the padded caveson too.
    Date published: 2009-09-24
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