Bridles

The Ins and Outs of Bridles and Bridling.

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A bitless bridle allows a rider to control a horse without the use of bit. Horses with teeth problems benefit from the use of a bitless bridle because the actual bridle does not go in the mouth. Many trainers of young horses use bitless bridles when starting colts. Some riders have heavy hands and prefer to have something soft on their hands. Other riders simply want to use something less harsh to feel more united with their horse, however, in the wrong hands a bitless bridle can be harsher than a bit. Whatever the case may be, a bitless bridle may be the answer for you and your horse. Types...
Equestrians know that a well-fitted bit, as well as your hand, leg and seat aids, helps control your horse’s neck and head, and can aid in bringing his body into proper alignment. Learning how to fit a new bit properly to your horse is an important part of keeping your horse happily working at whatever job he is performing, and keeping yourself safe in the saddle. Sizing You’ll only need three items for this task: an unsharpened wooden pencil, a permanent marker, and a ruler. *Note: You can also cut a 12-piece of ½-inch garden hose to use instead of the pencil if you think your horse might...
  It is essential for new riders to learn how to properly put both a saddle and a bridle on their horse. The bridle is a tool that consists of the headstall, cheekpieces, noseband, bit and reins. It is used to allow the rider to direct and control the horse's movements. In order to be effective, the bridle has to be put on the horse correctly and properly adjusted to fit the horse's head.   Step One: Brush the horse's head and face down with a face brush to remove any dirt or other debris that could become trapped between the bridle and the horse's skin during riding. Trapped dirt can...
Bits and Bridles The bit and the bridle work together to allow riders to control their horse and send signals to it while they are on its back. The bit is a piece of metal that is attached to the bridle and then placed in the horse's mouth to allow the rider to steer. Bits come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. They are designed to perform a multitude of purposes in terms of levels of steering and control. The snaffle is one of the most common and gentle bits available. Most young horses are first broken to ride using a snaffle bit. How to Connect a Snaffle to an English Bridle...
How to put a Bridle on Your Horse     It is essential for new riders to learn how to properly put both a saddle and a bridle on their horse. The bridle is a tool that consists of the headstall, bit and reins. It is used to allow the rider to direct and control the horse's movements. In order to be effective, the bridle has to be put on the horse correctly and properly adjusted to fit the horse's head.   Step One:   Brush the horse's head and face down with a face brush to remove any dirt or other debris that could become trapped between the bridle and the horse's skin during riding. Trapped...
A bridle is a critical piece of tack that is used to control a horse's face, mouth, and neck. Bridles vary considerably depending on discipline and handler preference. English Bridles Weymouth The Weymouth bridle, also called a double or full bridle, is a bridle with two bits and four reins. The first bit is a bradoon, similar to a modified snaffle bit. The second bit is a simple curb bit. The Weymouth is practical for riding, and competing in dressage and other formal equestrian events such as eventing. Advanced riders should only use the double bridle. In the right hands, this bridle can...

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