Bridles – Do You Know The Different Types?

Bridles – Do You Know The Different Types?

Growing Up Growing up, I attended the local riding school, where bridles were usually of the snaffle bridle type. A traditional bridle made from black or brown leather with a single bit, usually a snaffle bit, hence the name. Some bridles included brass clincher browband's and others displayed a decorative stitching. Some ponies wore bridles with cavesson nosebands and some did not. As the years passed, I was taught about the different bridles and the various bits of equipment to go with them. 20 years later, bridles have improved and changed in many ways. Advanced Research Thanks to advanced research and owners becoming more concerned for their 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. Are you looking to learn more about bridles? If so, then this brief description may be of some use to you. The Snaffle The Snaffle bridle is what I always remember to be the 'traditional' bridle. Originally constructed of...
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