I’m half-leasing a wonderful guy at an eventing barn, hoping to compete in the spring. I purchased a used saddle for him, and I’ve really enjoyed having my own “stuff” - leathers, irons, girth, etc. I’m also half-leasing a different horse at a dressage barn (yes, I’ve made my life complicated), and while she came with a lovely saddle, I bought her a fancy bridle (Stubben Switch). Fancy bridle does not fit eventing guy (he’s cob-sized) and it’s black, whereas the saddle I’ll be competing him in is brown (I’m not ready to head down the rabbit hole of buying a dressage saddle, yet).
So, for a few reasons, I’d like to buy a nice bridle for my eventing guy. For jumping, we use a figure 8, and for dressage, a flash. In a perfect world, I’d like to find him a brown, cob-sized bridle, with some of the nice padding/anatomical features of the Stubben Switch, but where I can change out his flash noseband for the figure 8. Is it impossible to find one such bridle? Do I need to just buy two and hide my bridle addiction from my husband?
And yes, I realize some people my think it’s dumb to buy tack that’s not absolutely necessary for a lease horse, but it brings me joy, and I’ll be the one paying for it.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!