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Join the horsey set with this Howcast video series about horseback riding. Advice includes how to ride a horse; how to saddle a horse Western Style or English Style; and how to mount a horse.
You Will Need
- Feed and tackle shop
- Internet access
- Snaffle bridle
- Dressage bridle
- Western bridle
- Bulletin boards (optional)
- Classified ads (optional)
Go to a tackle shop
Go to a feed and tackle shop or check the internet if you are in the market for a new horse bridle.
Choose a snaffle bridle
Choose a standard snaffle bridle if you ride English style. If your horse is difficult to control, consider a snaffle bridle with a flash nose band or drop nose.
Choose a dressage bridle
Choose a dressage bridle if you plan to compete in dressage events.
Choose a Western bridle
Choose a traditional Western bridle, bosal, or a mechanical hackamore bridle for Western-style riding.
Check the brow band
Make sure the brow band fits your horse's head. Brow bands can be purchased separately and fit to your existing bridle.