Bespoke Bridle – Tracey & Elfie

Bespoke Bridle – Tracey & Elfie

Tracey contacted me recently to ask about my made to measure bridle service for her horse, Elfie. Elfie Elfie is a 16hh coloured cob mare with a HUGE head, which means that an ‘off-the-shelf’ bridle does not fit her correctly unless Tracey buys two different sizes and piece them together to make one bridle that fits. If you’re having the same issue then you too might be better off with a bespoke made-to-measure bridle made by a professionally trained saddler, as it will often cost the same as a designer brand bridle but instead you have a choice in the design and the colours to use. Bespoke Bridle Tracey decided to purchase a bespoke bridle so that she could have everything she wanted in one simple design. Tracey loves the colour orange and wanted her bridle to reflect this so it matched her orange saddle cloth and stirrup irons. Another desire was to have a shaped headpiece, a wider noseband at 2.25”, a v-shaped browband and plaited reins, all in...
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Bridles – Do You Know The Different Types?

Bridles – Do You Know The Different Types?

When I Was Young When I was young and attended the local riding school, the only type of bridle I was familiar with was the snaffle bridle. A traditional sort of bridle made from black or brown leather with a single bit, usually a snaffle bit, hence the bridle's name. Some bridles had brass clincher browbands and others had a decorative stitch but that was the fanciest it got. Some ponies wore cavesson nosebands and some wore nothing at all. As the years passed and I progressed from riding school ponies to loan ponies, I learned about the different bridles as well as the various bits of equipment to go with them. Another 20 years later and bridles have further adapted in so many ways. Advanced Research Thanks to advanced research and owners becoming more aware of their own horses, we now have anatomical headpieces, rolled leather, bitless options and a huge array of different bits that is enough to blow anyone's mind. So, if you are a...
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