These are going to be the least satisfying pictures of something I’ve ever put up on my blog. You’ve been warned!
Magic unicorn bridle arrived yesterday, and I set it on Simon last night after our lesson. The verdict? I think the fit is pretty ideal!
An earless bonnet is thrown in for your viewing pleasure, because I’m still trying to get the perfect fit of that too.
Anyway, I didn’t bit up the bridle since it was after our lesson and I didn’t feel like dealing with it. I was most worried about the browband, but honestly it fits pretty damn well. The cheek pieces probably run a bit short (they are on the last hole here) but since they’re popped off of his face some without a bit, they actually appear shorter in the pictures than they are in real life.
So I’m thrilled with my bridle, but I need some help.
I haven’t owned leather goods of this quality and I want to keep this thing looking amazing and lasting forever. However, I don’t only want to pull it out 3 times a year for showing… I bought the thing to use, not to store! The instructions say to oil it before use and then clean with glycerin soap daily and oil weekly.
Here are my questions:
- What’s the best way in your experience to oil a new bridle? It’s a little stiff, especially the thick padded noseband.
- What products?
- TELL ME HOW TO MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL FOREVER!
I’m not an idiot about tack care and I do a reasonably good job, but I need to up my game for this bad boy. Comments please!