I had a conversation with a few people a while ago about bridles & how they fit etc. Dan currently has just a cheap 'it'll do for now' bridle. But I'd like to get him something really nice & comfy. I've noticed that straight headpieces sit on the backs of his ears, which can't be nice. The 'cut away' headpieces though seem to generally have a very small cutaway, which doesn't look like enough, and then they often fill the cutaway bit with 'padding' anyway, which seems so stupid to me as the padding just pushes on the ear then!? It is never a small enough amount or soft enough!
What I really like the look of is the more 'm' shaped headpieces, that curve away around the ear, widen over the poll and then curve back around the other ear nicely. But I can see a lot of room for error in fit there, although I have seen very, very few available 'off the shelf' anyway!
Am I being soft? Do other people use the curved, really shaped headpieces? Find any differences? I also want to avoid bridles with any bumpy bits that might poke into the horse's face too.
I know I'm probably looking at a custom made bridle but that doesn't bother me - providing that I can find someone close enough who will make one
Wouldn't even be bothered if it was just a headpiece & cheek pieces!