Bridle bother?

Bridles can be an issue, and if ill fitting, can affect performance.

Ideally, pressure under the headpiece should be distributed over a wide area, rather than focussing on the sensitive poll area at the top of the horse’s head – particularly if a bit with leverage action is used!

It is highly likely that perceived equine behavioural issues such as being head-shy, or head-shaking, are linked to head discomfort – consider a bridle product that increases pressure distribution by utilising a wide padded base at the head piece, if your horse is sensitive. Try bridles that are ergonomically designed for a comfortable fit at the ears, and beware of keeping a ‘bridlepath’ of hair for the bridle to sit on, unless you can keep it very short – because a ‘stubbly’ bridlepath can cause discomfort and pressure.

About firstthoughtequine

First Thought Equine manufactures original and innovative equine saddlery products, including Flair, the Air Flocking system, and WOW saddles. Our mission is to produce products that will improve and enhance equine performance. We have achieved this through testing, field trialing and prototyping over many years on all types of equines, in all disciplines.

Posted on November 5, 2012, in Bridles, The Kinda and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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