View Full Version : Bridle to fit Haflinger?
6th Apr 2007, 03:16 PM
Am in process of purchasing a 14h Haflinger mare. However, as with all cobs they have silly head sizes! Tried my own Lematex cob bridle it only just fitted round the nose! But full-size a bit too big!
Any ideas (I want leather rather than synthetic as I know Thorowgood do a cob bridle).
6th Apr 2007, 03:24 PM
I bought a full size and punched extra holes to get mine to fit my haffy - they do have huge heads dont they!!!
7th Apr 2007, 12:37 PM
Yep, they do indeed! Bigger than you would think.:D
7th Apr 2007, 12:41 PM
My boy had full nose, cob cheeks full head and browband.
7th Apr 2007, 07:22 PM
Is she with you yet Nicolaj?
8th Apr 2007, 12:57 PM
Libbyo - nearly, all being well Saturday! Rode her on Friday.
Just to give you all a fix!
8th Apr 2007, 03:09 PM
What a pretty girl!
Look forward to meeting her ;) :D
8th Apr 2007, 07:06 PM
shes beautiful. am still thinking of visiting that dealer.
9th Apr 2007, 11:47 AM
Fylde Saddlery make to order, or you could just buy the parts you need from a make such as Sabre.
9th Apr 2007, 02:21 PM
buy a jeffries bridle. That way you can mix and match the sizes. When i first got toby he had bits that were cob and bits that were full, then when he grew i replaced the cob bits.
she's gorgeous nicola, congrats :D
9th Apr 2007, 03:34 PM
I've got a really nice full size Sabre bridle, which after a long chat to the nice lady in the tack shop and measuring it against the cob bridle we tried on her on Friday it should be a nice fit. Nice simple cavesson one think she will look really good in it.
Libbyo, the two Fjords are really nice, said hello to them in the field on Friday. He moves to a new yard soon which sounds really nice, so might be worth a visit when he has moved to his new place.
Thanks EB, she, just hope she isn't too 'blond'! Oh well match me I can be quite dippy at times!
OOh like waiting for Christmas!:p
14th Apr 2007, 09:57 PM
For you/anyone with a similar problem I found a full sized Anky bridle fitted my 14.3 Haffie (3 yo) really well and wasnt too expensive! Dont like the 'label' Anky tho, everyone calls it the Skanky bridle :eek: But I like crank nosebands (tho NOT done up tightly) and this had one of them.
Enjoy your lovely lovely Haffie - you'll be hooked!:D
19th Apr 2007, 09:38 PM
I know someone who makes fab bridles made-to-measure, why not try him? Link in siggy:cool:
PS, Absoltely lovely Haffy - I do like them
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