Monday, December 19, 2011
We got a Micklem bridle?
We actually got a brand new Micklem bridle for FREE that came from a friend who couldn't use it, and she got it from a friend who couldn't use it either. It didn't fit either of their horses' heads. Very weird. Still in package, still had tags, leather had never been oiled. The leather was very soft and supple for having been handled only twice and never oiled. I could put it straight on Greta's head without unrolling it or anything. It was also very easy to put together: it's pretty much all one piece and self-explanatory if you've ever taken apart and put together a bridle (I was drilled in doing such like they train you to take apart and put together a gun in the military haha!) I was a bit worried at first with it being "horse" sized, as Greta wears Cob or QH sized things usually, but it fits her quite well. Stayed tuned for a more formal review: we haven't ridden in it enough yet to make an accurate assessment, and Greta seems to still be figuring out whether or not she likes it!
I will say one thing about it: no headshaking when it's on. That's a start.