Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Almost wordless Wednesday

When I go to a horse show, I spend almost as much time looking at the tack as I do the horses.  In particular, I find jumper bridles to be endlessly fascinating.  Here are some of the jumper bridles (and horses!) that caught my eye during the recent Summer in the Rockies Hunter/Jumper show at the the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado.  Enjoy!













6 comments:

  1. I can see some Rev in the last photo. Say cheese!

    By the way, thank you for this post. I was wondering this morning if you would post something about bridles today. I guess I was right!!
    ~Alyssa

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  2. What the heck kind of bits are #3 and the last one using??? I have never seen that before! The bit after the hackamore photo is weird as well, but I at least have seen that before (forget what they're called).

    Yep, the jumper folks sure use some interesting contraptions on their horses. The bay fourth from the bottom seems to have a plain rubber snaffle, although he looks pretty fired up. You're right, very interesting!

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  3. That's a Wilson snaffle. I saw several at this show, which surprised me. It's not a bit I've seen much in the past. The chestnut is wearing a loop ring snaffle. The mouthpiece slides along the rings, giving it a mild gag action.

    I'm also going to point out two non-bit trends worth mentioning: lots of standing martingales and no bling browbands.

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  4. The first horse reminds me of the Strapless Breyer Traditional horse. Don't know why....just does.

    ~Alyssa

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  5. I know the fifth horse down! The chestnut with the full cheek and figure 8.

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    1. Oh, I liked that one! She went around kindly, and if I remember correctly, she also won her class.

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