When shopping for dressage tack, the selection can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. As a rider, what should you look for when it comes to dressage bridles? Most riders who have significant dressage horse experience would agree that four key factors come into play when selecting a dressage bridle.
The first is probably the most important: the fit. The bridle you choose must be a comfortable size for your horse, and it must fit correctly in order to give you complete control and a reliable connection. Style usually comes into play next, especially when you are purchasing a dressage bridle for competition. Bling? No bling? Wide or narrow brow band? Your style is personal to you and your horse, and it says a lot about you in the show ring.
The third factor is your personal preference. If you have been riding for a long time, then you know exactly the type of dressage bridle that you're looking for. This is also connected with your horse's needs. Perhaps your horse is uncomfortable in a flash noseband or must have extra padding at the poll. You and your trainer know your horse best, so only the two of you can decide what is ideal. While certain factors may be the right features for some riders, they might not work out for others.
The final determining factor for many horse owners is budget. Since most of us don't exist in a world where price tags don't matter, cost is an important consideration when it comes to dressage bridles as well. Mary's Tack and Feed understands the need to stick to your budget (whatever it may be), which is why we offer a very wide selection of dressage bridles at all different price points.
At Mary's Tack and Feed, you will discover an extensive selection of dressage tack and dressage bridles that takes into account all the above factors. When you shop with us, you can choose from inexpensive high-tech synthetic dressage bridles from Tekna as well as the highest quality, hand-rolled imported double bridle from Passier. We have an outstanding combination of dressage bridle styles, features and materials to suit every rider, as well as a wide range of price points to accommodate any budget. Browse Mary's Tack's collection of dressage tack and you'll notice bridles from top brands like Stubben, Passier, Schockemoehle, KL Select, Vespucci and many others. If you're looking for something at a lower price point, Mary's also has a budget-friendly assortment of dressage bridles from equally reliable brands like Ovation, Waldhausen and Bobby's English Tack.
If you or your horse require a bit of extra care when it comes to the bridle you use, we also carry specialty dressage bridles. The anatomically designed Rambo Micklem Competition Bridle is made to fit your horse's face to a T, or if you fancy a bit of bling on your dressage bridle, check out the selection of stylish dressage tack with crystal brow bands, including ones with exclusive Swarovski Strass crystals. Once you've found the best dressage bridle for you and your horse (and your budget!) here at Mary's Tack and Feed, remember to care for it with leather cleaning and conditioning products to keep it looking and performing its best. Daily care and maintenance will prolong the life of your dressage bridle, and we carry everything you'll need to keep it in top shape. Mary's even carries dressage bridle bags for storage and travel as well!