Needless to say I have been lusting after the Eponia bridles (and the purple hackamore) ever since. I begged SB to go touch them when she went to Rolex last year and was ecstatic when she bought brownie. I was a little less ecstatic when I discovered it was horse and not cob sized and was never in a million years going to fit Stinker. But that doesn't mean I didn't buy it off her with the justification that I could use it on Cowboy.
Then I got a super awesome bonnet during the black friday from If The Bonnet Fits. The bonnet just happens to match the topline that I got from SB (#teamfundZB). The topline has been living on the bridle (also acquired from SB) I use for long lining, but I used it for a lesson a couple weeks ago and hated the fit.
Couldn't handle it
Then it just so happened that ITBF posted and browband less Eponia for sale. It was black and cob sized. I tried to tell myself I didn't need it (but I really did). I tried to tell myself I didn't have the money (I can always find money for tack). Then I said screw it the topline deserves an Eponia bridle.
Pretty sparkles need pretty leather
So I got it and then sat around one evening sniffing my bridle. It smells like delicious leather because it is delicious leather. I did manage to stop sniffing it long enough to use it a couple of times. My only complaint is there are so many buckles. With my PS I don't have to undo the cavesson to slide it on and off, so it requires zero buckling. The Eponia has a throat latch and I have to undo the cavesson. It is much #effor