How to Buy a Horse Bridle
Most horse bridles are adjustable and you don't have to worry about size when buying one unless you are buying a draft horse or pony. Here are some buying tips.
You will need
- Feed and tackle shop
- Internet access
- Snaffle bridle
- Dressage bridle
- Western bridle
- Bulletin boards (optional)
- Classified ads (optional)
Step 1 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.
As an alternative, check bulletin boards or classified ads for used bridles. If you opt for a used bridle, make sure the stitching is tight.
Step 2 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.
Step 3 Choose a dressage bridle Choose a dressage bridle if you plan to compete in dressage events.
Step 4 Choose a Western bridle Choose a traditional Western bridle, bosal, or a mechanical hackamore bridle for Western-style riding.
These bridles do not have nose bands.
Step 5 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.
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