Yeah, not ever going to work. I mean, it fit ok, but y'all can see how it looks. It's a lovely bridle for a horse with a bigger, less delicate head. It is a terrible bridle for an old red jumping horse with a refined muzzle.
I think he was embarrassed.
Thankfully, I then took the bridle off, clipped up his fetlocks, and washed his tail. He looks quite smashing and is all set to show tomorrow. I haven't told him that I'm also going to try my figure eight bridle on him to see how cute it could look...