- 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.
- TIP: 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.
- TIP: 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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You Will Need
- Feed and tackle shop
- Internet access
- Snaffle bridle
- Dressage bridle
- Western bridle
- Bulletin boards (optional)
- Classified ads (optional)