Bridle and Browband Woes

Okay, so here is my dilemma. I recently bought a new bridle for my Curly X Arabian cross. I bought the Pinnacle Comfort Plus on Schneider Saddlery. I liked it because the crown wrapped around on top, and I thought it would work well with my sensitive gelding.–Black/

My gelding has a nice looking head, but it is a pain in the rear end for fitting. He has a pretty wide head, but it isn’t very long. In this new bridle, he is two holes from the top on the headstall and the cavesson. It is a full size. The bridle has a crank, and I had to add a few holes for it to fit his wide face.

However, the issue remains with his browband. I feel like it is too low, and because of the widened crown, it cannot move up any higher. I feel that the crown piece might be too long for his poll.

I don’t know.

So now I’m kind of stuck. Do I hunt for a new bridle? Or do I search for a browband that has a wider end so it can fit closer to the crown?

Advice please.

It looks like the cavesson threads through the crownpiece. Can you thread the crownpiece through the loops of the browband before threading it into the crownpiece? Is that too high?

You could try to stretch the loops on the end of the browband so you can move it up higher.

Or take the browband to a shoe repair place and see if they can undo some of the stitching to make the loops on the end of the browband bigger to fit over the crown piece. I had to do that with a couple of brow bands so they would fit on my double bridles.

Could we see a picture of the fit?

I’ll try all the suggestions.

Kookicat: what technique would you suggest to stretch the leather?

Yes, I’ll take one tomorrow morning. In the meantime, let me look through my phone gallery for a decent shot.

This is the best one I have currently. But I will be able to get better pictures tomorrow.