The bradoon hanger has been returned, so now I am just waiting for the larger strap to arrive. In the meantime, I started poking around various websites in search of a fully assembled weymouth double bridle. They're pricey, of course, but I did find a version that I could (probably) live with quite happily.
Other than leather quality (not getting premium leather on a Target budget), I am pretty picky about my bridles' details. I like simple lines without weird stitching, braiding, or colors. I don't go for patent or snake skin leathers, and I am definitely not into brown tack.
I do love monocrowns, padded everything, and crown pieces that have a cutout for the ears. Check, check, and check. This bridle has it all.
Christmas is coming, and my birthday follows the week after. I am pretty sure I can convince my husband that the double bridle would make an AMAZING birthday gift (horse size, please!). In the meantime, I can start using my current bridle as a double once the bradoon hanger gets here.
Not that I am afraid of using the double, but I am not too upset that I have to wait for the bradoon hanger as Chemaine should be back for lessons in a week and half. It would be great for Izzy if she rode him with it first. We'll see how long it takes me to get it all put together.