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Wellfleet Figure 8 Bridle by SmartPak

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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).


Wellfleet Bridlework represents the combination of the finest vegetable tanned North American bridle leather available and expert craftsmanship.  Designed to alleviate pressure on the sensitive poll area, the innovative crown design allows the caveson strap to pass over the crown piece in an elegant discrete channel; only soft padding touches the horse’s poll. Extra fine stitching and supple rich leather finished with stainless steel hardware. Carefully crafted to our own specifications and available exclusively at SmartPak. A lovely bridle suitable for the most prestigious of show rings!

The ½” browband and noseband are softly padded. With the Wellfleet’s comfort crown engineering to alleviate poll pressure. Leather padded disc, fancy stitch on the disc and noseband. 1/2” cheeks with hook stud ends. Hand beveled, rubbed and finished edges. Stainless hardware with roller buckle on caveson. Complete with 5/8" raised fancy stitch rubber reins with reinforced pressure points.

Size: Cob, Full, O/S
Color: Hazelnut Leather with Dark Brown Padding


Wellfleet bridles are about to get even better. We're updating the line to have a true monocrown, so we're clearing out the original styles to make room for the new ones. Look for the exciting new bridles in late summer.

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    Wellfleet Figure 8 Bridle by SmartPak is rated 4.8182 out of 5 by 22.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bridle in the Barn I LOVE this bridle. The quality is outstanding. I use it has my show bridle and i get so many complaments on it. I will and have recomended this bridle to everyone I know. This is the nicest bridle i own!...-Even nicer than my CWD bridle!
    Date published: 2012-08-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Bridle A quality bridle for the money. I am really thrilled with this purchase. I gave it one coat of neatsfoot oil and was good to go.
    Date published: 2012-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Bridle I'm so picky about my tack. This is a beautiful bridle! The leather is soft and the padding is really nice. It doesn't have the "cheap" look or feel to it. With just one layer of neatsfoot oil it darkened perfectly! Plus it was hard to find a figure 8 bridle that also included reins that were not only raised and fancy stitched but rubber as well. This has everything I was looking for. I love it!
    Date published: 2011-11-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bridle I got this bridle at the Equine Affaire in Springfield, MA this year ('11). I have been looking for a nice figure 8 bridle that fits for a long time. I have an Appendix bred horse with a smallish head and sometimes finding a figure 8 nose band to fit is quite a chore. I got the cob size and it is perfect. It also takes oil very nicely. It darkened to a rich brown and is a very close match to my saddle. The break in time was minimal and the reins are not too stiff as with most new bridles. I have many bridles that are in the $300-400 range and I would say that for a bridle that is under $250, it holds it's own perfectly. I totally recommend anyone to give it a try:)
    Date published: 2011-11-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bridle I am always nervous about order something like this. However, this bridle was a perfect fit and looks beautiful on my handsome boy.
    Date published: 2011-08-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bridle for the price! This bridle came on sale, so I bought it and am very pleased with the quality and workmanship. The color was a lighter brown, so a few coats of oil darkened it right away. The bridle fit my horse really well without any major adjustments. This bridle was a great find!! I also really liked the figure 8 noseband. It was padded without the fleece that you usually see. Very clean. Great bridle!!
    Date published: 2011-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME FIGURE 8 I love this figure 8 bridle so much. I oiled it (with warm olive oil) and it turned a really deep brown almost black which I like because my saddle is really dark brown. It is also soft and supple leather. Great for the price. I got a cob size for my horse that is in between cob and horse size and it fits him great!Thanks smartpak!
    Date published: 2011-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Great Bridle Bridle was a gift for my daughter. She is picky, but she just loved it. The leather is so soft. The extra padding on the headband is great. Her horse looks terrific in it. AND, her instructor said he wished he had one just like it.
    Date published: 2011-06-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! As soon I took it out of the box I could tell by the feel of the leather it was a quality product. The leather was soft and I was able to adjust the size without breaking a fingernail to take it apart.The padding is in all the right places and it fits my horse great. I have had several horses and many bridles and I have to say this is the nicest bridle I own now. If you buy it, you won't be disappointed thats for sure.
    Date published: 2011-05-12
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    Date published: 2011-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Bridle Love this bridle. It fits beautifully. Nicely padded on the crown and the noseband. Has held up wonderfully to lots of hard wear and still cleans up beautifully. If I could change anything I would love to see the reins a little more supple. The raised fancy stitched portion is a bit stiff.
    Date published: 2010-10-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, not great. (Note: I purchased the previous version of this bridle, with the lighter padding. However, the product information is the same, so I'm assuming that the color of the padding is the only difference between the two.)First, the leather is very nice. It's smooth and soft, and it doesn't look like the top surface will get "crinkly" like cheaper leathers do when they're twisted.Second, the padding is pretty bad. Frankly, it's not even padding, it's just wider leather underneath the regular straps. Describing the padding as "soft" is completely and totally inaccurate. I have a Harwich padded bridle (Harwich being SmartPak's brand that is "below" Wellfleet), and the padding on that bridle is far superior than this. Is this bridle going to be less comfortable than a non-padded bridle? No, but it is certainly not going to be any better. The ONLY part of the entire bridle that has decent padding is the disc on the nose.Third, speaking of the disc, the product description says the disc is fancy stitched. It is not. To be fair, the picture shows the disc is not fancy stitched, but it would be nice if the description matched the product.Fourth, the reins are great! The rubber is nicely grippy and they are pliable, not stiff, so they don't feel heavy or bulky in your hands.Overall, a good purchase, but if you're looking for a softly padded bridle, you should definitely pass on this one. I'd be more inclined to get the Harwich figure 8 noseband to go with my Harwich bridle in the future.
    Date published: 2012-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bridle! I bought this as a show bridle and absolutely love the quality, attention to detail, and the fit. Thinking that because the price is SO right I may get another for my show bridle and make this my every day one - I actually hate using anything other than this one now!The leather is soft, I used it in a clinic the first day I had it and you would have never guessed the leather han't been previously oiled (by me). The soft padding behind the ears and alond the figure 8 really is good quality, doesn't appear the be the kind to get dried out from sweat.The rubber reins are a good width and the grip is nice - not too tacky and definitely not slippery worn down nubby. I use SSG All weather gloves and it's a perfect match.The stitching and detail is amazing on this bridle. Ihave bridles that cost over $500 and you would never guess this one was less than $300.I was hoping there is a Wellfleet breastplate coming to the market soon (hint)....
    Date published: 2010-02-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Bridle Padding in all the right places, with super supple leather. This bridle looks and feels great. I also love to reins!
    Date published: 2010-01-13
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