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Dover Saddlery® Wide Nose Hunter Bridle

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Dover Saddlery® Wide Nose Hunter Bridle

The Dover Saddlery® Wide Nose Hunter Bridle in rich dark brown leather offers show ring style, plus a single crown design to support your horse′s comfort.

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Item #: X1-12901
$149.95
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Helpful Information
Nameplate Attachment Instructions
Wide Nose Education
How to Clean
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The Dover Saddlery® Wide Nose Hunter Bridle delivers a popular hunter show ring style at an affordable price. The single crown is designed to relieve pressure on your horse's poll, and the dark brown leather looks great from the very first day.

This classic hunter bridle features:

  • Slightly raised, fancy-stitched and padded 5/8" browband.
  • Slightly raised, fancy-stitched 1 1/4" noseband.
  • 1/2" cheeks.
  • Hook stud closures.
  • Stainless steel hardware throughout.

Flat laced reins are included.


Imported.


How to Attach a Nameplate to a Halter, Bridle, Martingale or Breastplate

Required Tools: will need a leather hole punch, hammer and pencil.

Steps:
1. Unwrap your nameplate and identify the rivets as having two posts and two caps.
2. Center the plate where you would like it ; mark its holes with pencil.
3. Use the hole punch centered on the pencil marks. A good quality hole punch with appropriate pressure applied should be able to penetrate even thick leather halters.
4. Push the rivet posts through the back of the tack so the posts are pointed toward you.
5. Put the nameplate on rivet posts.
6. Place rivet caps onto the posts, and tap the caps with a hammer.

Note: If you do not feel comfortable installing your own nameplate, we are happy to help. Bring your plate and tack into your local Dover Saddlery store for assistance. Your local leather repair professional or cobbler may also be able to assist you.

Wide Nose Hunter Bridles

Inspired by the look of classic hunters of the 1950's and 60's, wide nose bridles have become popular again by the success of Hunter Derbies. Wide nosebands can be padded or unpadded; unpadded versions can mold to a horse's head through use to create a very refined look. Wide nosebands are 1" to 1.25" wide and are popular in the hunter rings. Riders often choose a wide nose bridle as they feel the style complements their horse well.
How to Clean Your Bridle

Properly caring for your bridle and reins supports maximum performance, longevity your horse's comfort.

After every ride, you'll want to wipe any grime, sweat, saliva and ring dust from your bridle and reins and use either traditional glycerin soap and water or a specially formulated leather cleanser.

Pay particular attention to cleaning areas of your bridle that are typically under pressure during riding and exposed to saliva, such as the ends of cheek pieces and reins where they come in contact with bit rings.

For a traditional and economical method, glycerin soap, a small bucket and a sponge or cloth works great. Barely moisten the sponge with cool water. Unfasten hook stud closures and buckles to remove debris caught by the hardware and to smooth creases in your leather.

After washing, and when the leather feels smooth and clean, rub a nearly dry sponge or rag against the glycerin soap bar. Apply a thin layer of glycerin soap (no suds during this step) to your leather to seal its pores and keep it soft, but not sticky.

Newer methods of cleaning your bridle involve convenient and easy-to-use tack cleaning and conditioning products. Almost every tack manufacturer has a recommendation or product preference for cleaning and conditioning its products, and some manufacturers produce their own. Always follow manufacturer's guidelines when considering commercial leather cleaners and conditioners.

One-step leather cleaners also condition your leather as you wipe away grime. Two-step cleaners usually advise following cleansing with a conditioner that will soften and protect the leather.