I spent a long time looking for a bridle that had narrow but padded nose and browbands, no flash, and was made from quality leather in the US or Europe. I am SO happy with this Tory bridle. Made in America out of Wickett and Craig leather - you can trust the quality if the maker tells you where the leather comes from in most cases and it is definitely true in this case! The bridle is buttery soft after some conditioning, and I can tell it will last a long time. The only thing slightly off was that the havana color has a slight red tone to it, but not enough to be noticeable. My gelding will be wearing it anytime we use our jump saddle, at home and competing in jumping phases of eventing.