So go check out her blog and assign lots of blame.
Anyways. I own a lot of bridles (no shame) and I was sort of running out of things that interested me. Figure 8? own it. Plain cavesson? Have two. Micklem? Got it. Crank? Yes. Normal crown? Yes. Monocrown? Yes. Laced reins? Rubber reins? Soft grip reins? Web reins? Yes, yes, yes, and yes.
So what's a tack ho to do when she has the shopping itch and all the bridles?
|Courage needed it too|
Amanda (the bitch) turned me on to Perfect Sit of Sweden with all her obsessing over the High Jump Revolution bridle, which I grant you is interesting and different at the very least. It didn't call my name, though. It was like the European version of a micklem, which is ok, but not like MUST BUY NOW sort of thing. You know, since I've owned two micklems and all.
But I got browsing around the site and ran across another model called the Flat Out Revolution.
|Cavesson with flash detail|
Here are the things that I absolutely love about it:
|so soft and wide|
|love this feature|
And that's not even including things like the easy-to-hold narrow rubber reins and the so-convenient snap ends on the cheeks and reins.
Or the total lack of the throatlatch, which I think is brilliant. Here's the thing with throatlatches: they're supposed to hold the bridle on when foxhunting through heavy brush or (maybe) if the rider comes off over the head.
|still on the fence about the swoopy brownband|
Anyways. The bridle shipped to me this week and came with cool extras like a bridle bag, conditioner, and Swedish horse cookies, which Courage LOOOOVED.
|now we just have to go to a show|
|Prisoner being adorable|
We also tried it on Prisoner. He's even more petite than Courage, so we shortened it up a little more. I'd say it's true to size.
It's fun. It's different. It wasn't even that expensive, coming in around $170 including shipping. I tend to be a buy and sell type of girl, given my tack ho tendencies, but I honestly think this on is going to be a keeper. I mean, OMG, if I don't use the flash, I literally only have to do one buckle to put my bridle on. How is that not awesome?
Noted: this is a first impressions post. I will do a more thorough write up in a few months when I've gotten to spend a lot more time with this particular piece.
Also noted: I have tried to answer any questions I've already gotten about it. I'm happy to answer more. I really quite love this bridle.