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Plymouth Plain Raised Bridle by SmartPak

Plymouth by SmartPak
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Plymouth bridles are crafted in imported leather with fine details and stainless steel hardware at an unbeatable value.  Traditional styling and unprecedented quality in this price range.  Available exclusively at SmartPak. 

Unprecedented quality at this price.  A perfect schooling bridle designed for daily use.  Raised ½” caveson and browband (except O/S which is 5/8").  Traditional hook stud ends and stainless steel hardware with 5/8” cheeks. Complete with 5/8” plain laced reins. Brown.

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  • Raised caveson & browband
  • Great for schooling or at a horse show
  • Holds up to everyday use

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    Plymouth Plain Raised Bridle by SmartPak is rated 4.4754 out of 5 by 61.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value I have two of these bridles that I use for everyday riding/schooling... They aren't top notice quality, but you'd never know unless you really looked at them. I've noticed a few flakey spots on my reins, but with a little oil it seems to help. My biggest complaint is that this bridle runs huge! I bought the OS because both of my horses have big ole heads, but the OS just doesnt fit right... The brow band is too big and I'm almost to the top hole everywhere. I still use it on my big guys cause I don't really care if the brow band looks goofy... I bought the Horse size and it fits the big guys just fine
    Date published: 2012-11-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent There is a horse at my barn who uses this bridle. The leather is pretty soft and so far it has held up well. (It survived the summer camp.) It's a good, basic bridle for schooling.
    Date published: 2012-08-30
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dye rubs off with only 2 uses I purchased this bridle a couple months ago and only used it twice before it just got too hot to ride. I took it out today to oil it again, since it's still new, and the dye is rubbing off on the insides of the reins and on a few other spots on the cavesson. The rub spots on the cavesson may be from using it with a chambon, though the same chambon has never rubbed any of my other bridles. If you're looking for a cheaper bridle that will hold up, I would look at Tekna. It looks like leather and is more durable and softer than this bridle.
    Date published: 2012-07-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bridle didn't work out, but great customer service Unfortunately one of the bridle hooks broke when I went to put the bit on this. It would be OK for schooling, good quality for basic Indian leather, but I wanted something more suitable for show.I was impressed at SmartPak's response, though. They were ready to send me a replacement right away AND let me keep this one for "spare parts". I'd found another bridle so I just returned it.
    Date published: 2012-05-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Soft! This bridle required some break in time however after riding with it three days a week for about six months it is now amazingly soft! After the first conditioning it softened right up and is even show ring worthy. I purchased the WB size for my 17hh Appy cross and the throat latch was too big. There was space to punch three more holes and now fits perfectly.
    Date published: 2012-05-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality. Nice bridle for the price. Self-assembly required!
    Date published: 2012-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great bridle! I wanted an English bridle that was not heavy; would fit my Haffie and match my Western saddle. (Yep, I like to mix & match.) The fit was excellent; the leather was soft which made putting it together a cinch and the price was perfect. Add to all those reasons, great customer service and a quick delivery and SmartPak rules! ODIE has his own blog where he reviewed his new
    Date published: 2012-02-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bridle I bought this bridle for my new warmblood. I am very happy with the look, fit, and quality.
    Date published: 2012-01-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Schooling Bridle I was very pleased by my recent purchase of this bridle, and the fit & overall look is great. The leather softens up easily (some dye initially rubbed off onto my hands, so if you have a grey horse it might be an issue when it's new) Overall very happy with the product for the price, cannot be beat!
    Date published: 2011-11-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Schooling Bridle This is a great bridle for the price! The leather is soft enough right away, and it fits my Thoroughbred well. The leather color looks great on him (dark bay) and I'm sure it would compliment other coat colors as well. No signs of wear and tear yet! The cavesson buckle is especially easy to undo, which is a plus.
    Date published: 2011-04-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality The quality of this bridle is amazing for the price. It is nicer than a more expensive "show" bridle I purchased and looks great on my mare. I can't comment on the durability yet since she's only worn it a couple of times. I highly recommend purchasing this bridle!!!
    Date published: 2011-02-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Value I bought this bridle based on the fabulous reviews it received for quality and value. I definitely agree with the value part and this bridle (cob size) fits my Arab's little head and looks great on him. I've gotten some compliments on how pretty it is, too!I've been a little bit disappointed with the quality of the leather, which has already gotten scuffed up and the reins have started to fray after just a few rides (and after being oiled). I don't think I'd be able to show in it, but it is a great training/schooling bridle for us to work in, regardless of season or weather conditions.
    Date published: 2011-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should cost a whole lot more I purchased this bridle for my draft cross. i did not have a lot of money to spend and was actually gonna get a bridle from a competitor for considerable less. After reading the reviews on both items, I thought I would be crazy if I did not go with this one. I received it today and was so impressed with the quality. It is actually as nice as my stubben bridle. The leather was soft right off the bat. I can't wait to try it on my boy this weekend. My only crazy complaint was that it came unassembled.
    Date published: 2011-01-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great 2nd Bridle I wanted an extra bridle to use for long lining purposes, and I didn't want to spend a lot of money. This bridle was perfect - reasonably priced and suitable for my needs.
    Date published: 2010-11-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bridle! I am so in awe! I love this bridle and it was soooo cheap!
    Date published: 2010-10-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Value for Money As I have reviewed this product before, I have found that it holds up to day to day schooling and have become very supple leather. I am very pleased and will be purchasing another Smartpak bridle very soon. Feel confident in purchasing this bridle, I do feel that you also will be very satisfied. Thanks Smartpak for making a modest priced bridle.
    Date published: 2010-09-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from value for money I needed a schooling bridle and read all of the reviews for this and purchased one. I was impressed when I opened the bag. It seemed to be made well, it did oil up well, and fit is good. I currently own Edgewoods, Wellingtons and Bevals, this is a very nice addition to my collection. Feel confident is purchasing this bridle. FINALLY, someone has made a modest priced bridle that has good craftmanship and durability. Thanks Smartpak, will definately do more business with you!!!
    Date published: 2010-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality for the price! I was very impressed with the quality of this bridle. I purchased it as a schooling bridle, but it's nice enough to show in! I purchased the oversized, which is a true oversized - plenty roomy for larger horses. I will note that the reins that came with the bridle are very long, though. If you have a very large horse with a long neck, they are probably just right. My warmblood has a shorter neck, however, and the bight of the reins is rather long. This is a really high quality bridle with nice, thick reins - a great deal at this price!
    Date published: 2010-08-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely beautiful i was so impressed when i saw this bridle and the quality of the leather. i had ordered the padded fancy stitch bridle and loved it so much that i decided to keep it for shows and purchase this one for everyday work. the quality of the bridle looked like something a friend of mine had purchased for much more. its beautiful and when i used leather conditioner on it, it became supple. i didnt even have to use oil, thats how good the leather quality is. i have already recommended this product to several of my friends as well as one of my clients. i absolutely love it!!!
    Date published: 2010-05-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice bridle! This bridle is amazingly supple and well-crafted, especially considering its price point. The color is not too light and not too dark, which "goes well" with most tack. The stitching is tight and straight, and the edges are nicely finished. The only reason I gave this bridle 4 stars for quality is because, when the caveson is set at the next-to-the-last or last hole, the leather end extends well below the noseband. While my horse doesn't wear it there, others who might would need to have it trimmed. Also, note that the O/S browband is very generous. There is more room in this O/S browband than in the O/S browband on the Plymouth dressage bridle. Overall, though, you can't beat it for the money.
    Date published: 2010-04-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from surprisingly good quality for price I was pleasantly surprised when this bridle arrived. The leather was soft right out of the box. It does in pieces, which i wasn't expecting but it was a breeze to assemble. I would recommend this bridle to someone.
    Date published: 2010-01-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trainer Loved It When I took this to the barn, my daughters trainer could not believe the quality for what I had paid. She said it was very soft and easy to work with. She compared it to her bridle that she paid over $200 for!
    Date published: 2009-08-14
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