I'm not done with BreyerWest. However, I am taking a break from BreyerWest coverage to catch up on other things, including this wonderful series of tack photos from Susan Parker. Susan recently spent a day at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida and has kindly allowed to share some of her pictures here. Thank you so much, Susan!
Hunter and Jumper Bridles at the Winter Equestrian Festival
by Susan Parker
All hunters seemed to use the same D ring snaffle.There it is again! The only difference was the color of the leather.
Equitation had a little more variation.
Then I walked to the warmup area for the jumpers.
This is where things began to be interesting.
There was the simple.
Then there were variations...
These included lots of gags...
and variations on gags...
Rear view of the previous bridle
The horse was NOT happy. Can someone explain this??? (note from Jennifer: I think it's just a regular gag bit with an trendy, "anatomic" type flash noseband.)
Or explain this? (Yeah, I can't even...)
As always, it's really interesting to see what's being used in the show ring as opposed to just what's available in a catalog. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful pictures, Susan!