Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bridle for sale -- a very nice one!

After much deliberation and after purchasing the fifth bridle in the Harv and Riley collection, I am regretfully selling the Dover USHJA Hunter Derby bridle that Riley wore at two breed shows in 2008 and early 2009.

Why am I selling? Because Riley will never jump, and he is actually starting to look more dressagey than huntery. And as much as I love this bridle, it will not get used. It's horse sized, it's in pristine condition, and it's already oiled so you don't need to guess what color it will end up (this bridle is very, very light before oiling). Dover sells it new for $300, and this bridle is indistinguishable from new except for the oiling.

It's currently on Ebay so you can bid on this listing.

Thanks for indulging me in a moment of shameless commercialism.


  1. Luckily, I do not need a bridle. It does look quite nice.

    Glad Riley is heading towards dressage. I firmly believe it is one of the healthiest pursuits out there for a horse.

  2. Heh, lucky for me it's only horse sized, if it was oversized I'd be realllly itchin' to buy it! I love that bridle!

  3. It's generously sized Solitare :-). I originally got to OS and it was just HUGE, the browband was 3" too big...
    The horse size fits riey w/room to spare...

  4. It's lovely, but it will never fit my little Arabians.

  5. Hi Stacey....this has nothing to do with your bridle for sale, but I wanted to make sure you knew about the "Live From Lexington" contest sponsored by Purina Mills, because I think you could totally WIN it! The grand prize is a video camera, a laptop, a ton of feed and trip to WEG in Lexington...!

    Go to to read about how to enter. From the site:

    "If you love horses, equestrian competitions and journalism, why not share it with the world? Enter the Live from Lexington Contest and you could report live from the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ (September 24 - October 11, 2010)."

    Let us know when you enter...all entries are posted on the site!

  6. Ah, that's flattering Sierra, but I have all the camera charisma of Ben Stiller :-). Heck, maybe I'll enter anyway, but we'll all have a good laugh at my youtube promo!

  7. Stacey/Sierra - I second that WEG entry idea! Stacey would be great!

  8. OOOO, I have one of those bridles and they are DA BOMB! Hope you do good on it; eBay is pretty dead right now.


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