Friday, October 22, 2010

Bridle Rosettes

Honestly, until I started to take interest in rideing sidesaddle, I never knew about bridle rosettes. If you have never seen them, they are ornamental pieces attached to a bridle or even a show halter, one on each side. These are solid brass.





This is what the back of the Rosette looks like.




















These are very ornamental and with a bit of a Western flair. Ha ha "J" for Julie!





















..and here are some antique ones.

























Look how smart they look on the horse!










..and here is what you have been waiting for... bridle rosettes with a sidesaddle motif. I found these antiques on e-bay about a year ago.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing the info.that is interesting.

sidesaddlegirl said...

Oh wow! I love those side saddle ones at the bottom, a near and off-side saddle!! Did you end up buying them on Ebay? I've never seen those here in the UK, only big draft horse ones.

Sydney_bitless said...

Rosettes are a pretty essential piece of tack for a driving bridle.

Oregon Equestrian said...

Thanks again for another great discovery!

gowestferalwoman said...

Im not quite sure if you wanted to share this post with us; now theres going to be a bidding war... :)