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 Fitting bridles to the shape and conformation of your horses head is important as well as essential. The nerves at the base of the ear are very close to the surface; the protection on the spinal nerves and the nerves that emerge from the spinal cord have little flesh and/or muscle surrounding the area as padding. It is for this reason that the crown piece be the correct shape and fit for your horse. The correct length of the crown piece, not too short or too long through the splits is paramount. An improper fit here will cause pressure on the ears (too short is worse). In relation, brow bands should not distort the fit of the crown piece, they should be 1/2" longer than the distance from the back of one ear to the other.  Brows that are too short pull the headpiece into the ears and onto the nerve channels.  For more discussions of the pressure points of the head and bridle fit, visit "Tack in Focus" on this site.

Lever Noseband


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The crescent shape of this noseband gives extra leverage to stop horses pulling out and down while crossing their jaws or resisting. Needs to be fitted... More

Hastilow Double Bridle Converter


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Bridoon strap and choice of rein (plain or half rubber) will convert any snaffle bridle into a double bridle. Black only. Please see our Custom Bridle... More

Worcester Noseband


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The Worcester is a noseband designed to either hold the bit high in the horse's mouth or to influence the bit with extra nose pressure, depending on how it... More

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