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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.

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

HCSUSA Concept Snaffle Bridle


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This is a padded snaffle designed to relieve pressure over the poll for the more sensitive horse that finds the strapping on a traditional bridles too... More

HCSUSA Concept Axis Custom Bridle


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A beautiful handmade bridle that is made to order and can be of any type or design required. This bridle is made to your specific measurements and style.... 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

Kineton Noseband


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Helps to stop strong horses. This noseband has two adjustments so that it fits well and is comfortable for the horse. Please see our Custom Bridle... More

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

HCSUSA Concept Double Bridle


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This double is designed to relieve pressure over the poll for the more sensitive horse that finds the straping on traditional doubles too great. Cut back... More

Drop Nose Band Multi Adjustable


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Adjusts at multiple points Both sides of the head Both sides of the nose Under the chin English, hand made in Pittards leather. Padded... More

Super Grip Rubber Reins


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Very soft rubberized reins give GREAT grip. Prevent hand fatigue and allow for accurate placement, especially when eventing. A perfect choice for riders... More

Adjustable Figure 8


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Adjustable figure 8 comes with slip holds to noseband, which allows fit to be altered not just in front, but in it's entirety, making it more comfortable... More

Crank Noseband


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This fitting is designed to close the cavesson more securely. It has a padded back and keepers to stop sliding or movement of the straps. Please see our... More

Grackle/Figure-Eight Noseband


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Comes in two varieties. Standard comes with slip holds to noseband, which allows fit to be secure in all places. Mexican comes with rings to noseband, which... More

Continental Reins


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Cotton web reins with leather stops. Great for riders who have trouble keeping their reins at the desired length. Very popular in dressage. More

Laced Reins


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Conventional hunt-style reins. Leather reins threaded in a traditional V pattern.

Rubber Reins


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Rubber covered reins that provide a comfortable grip.

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