Harwich® Ergonomic Bridle Crown Piece by SmartPak is rated
Rated 3 out of
Decent Ergonomic Crown Piece
I wanted to get a new Crown Piece that would be more comfortable around my horse's ears. I was using the Plymouth Crown Piece before purchasing this one and I did like it but was looking for something more padded on the top. Overall, I'm happy with the bridle for what I purchased it for.
A couple things to note - the straps for the noseband are sewn in so you cannot remove them and the leather on the throat latch is not the best quality because it was already crinkling when I took it out of the box. I didn't realize the noseband straps wouldn't be removable so if you buy this piece to use with an existing noseband, this likely won't work to attach to your current one, or if you don't use a noseband like myself it can just barely be tucked in with some of the other leather keepers to keep it hidden but it adds some bulk that I didn't anticipate. The Plymouth Crown Piece I have had for 6+ years and it's held up wonderfully, but I'm not so sure this one will hold up so well given the throatlatch. The rest of the leather looks just fine.
Date published: 2023-09-13
Rated 3 out of
Leather quality poor
I have a Harwich bridle that I bought several years ago that I LOVE. The leather is soft and it's held up well. I recently bought this headstall to replace the one that I have bc it broke. I am so disappointed with the quality of the leather. It is very stiff and the surface is "wrinkling". I'm afraid to roll it for fear it will crack. It is not the same quality as the bridle I have from several years ago. I'm glad I didn't buy an whole new bridle
Date published: 2023-07-21
Rated 5 out of
Fits and looks great!
I bought this to try to put together a bridle with a specific Bridle2Fit noseband and it worked! I bought this crown piece and the matching cheek pieces and they look super with the B2F noseband. The Smartpak leather is good quality.
Date published: 2023-04-17