|Big Girl Bridle - hard to get a full frame photo when someone is so cuddly...|
I have been meaning to get Tess a proper dressage bridle, and having been thoroughly impressed with the Devoucoux Snaffle bridle, I was on the hunt for one secondhand in black...with the thought someday far far away...
and whatdya know, it popped up on Ebay the very next day!
So I stalked it online for awhile, I knew the seller had it priced a bit too high, and after it didn't seller for what felt like the umpteenth time, I talked her down into my price-point :)
It is a size 3 (oversize according to Devoucoux - but the dimensions were good for Tess - especially the 16in. browband (girl has got some ears that needed moar room). I think everything Devoucoux makes is basically TB sized S, M and L ;)
It is in beautiful condition - I worked a ton of the Gravity Leather Cream into it, and it feels just like butter. I like the very traditional look, no bling, just nice leather that is going to wear well. If I had to be nit-picky, I would like some slobber guards on the cheek pieces, and the way the noseband loops back is a bit unwieldy (but is a guarantee you won't over-crank it).
I have a pair of black reins with stops at the parents, so I will be sure to pick them up over the holidays
(cause going out to longe in a western saddle, dressage bridle and hunter jumper reins just looks like we are having an identity crisis, LOL - and obviously having matching black reins will make that all better, hahahaha)