Bridle guide

1. How do I find the correct bridle for my horse?

For anyone who wants to ride, a bridle is part of the horse’s basic equipment. The bridle is an important means of communication between rider and horse. The bridle should fit the horse’s head perfectly, as facial nerves are located directly under the skin.

In this guide, we present the different types of bridles and how they have to fit correctly so that the rein aids reach the horse’s mouth finely and precisely.

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Hore with Flash bridle
Icelandic horse with Sidepull

2. Bitless riding: For which horse is a bitless bridle suitable?

The horse does not always have to be ridden with a bit. Many riders opt for a bitless bridle, which is no less effective than a bridle with a bit. Here, too, there is a wide range of different bridles that act on the horse’s head in different ways.

In this guide you can read about the requirements and which bitless bridle is the best for your horse.

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3. What bridle accessories are there?

A bridle without reins is incomplete. But there are many more bridle accessories that can play an important role.

In this guide, we will introduce you to the importance of the browband, various auxiliary reins, as well as the breastplate and martingale. In addition, we will take a closer look at the flash strap and explain its function.

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Horse with martingale and breastplate
Bridles hanging in a tack room

4. FAQs about bridles

How do I measure a bridle correctly and what size bridle does my horse need? Is the trend of anatomical bridles justified and can anatomical bridles be useful? And can I compete with a bitless bridle?

Answers to these and even more frequently asked questions about bridles can be found here.

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