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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
fitting a miniature horse for a driving bridle?
Hey guys! I'm looking to purchase a bridle for Sour, my 34" miniature horse. The problem is, I've never learned to measure for a bridle- and I don't want to buy the wrong size. I'll need to get it off of the internet since there aren't any her size locally. Is there a certain way to measure her for the bridle? Also, can I use a normal english bridle without the reins, or do I need a special driving bridle? I've seen both nylon and leather...which should I go with for her? I'm also considering not using blinders for her. Most horses in our area are driving with blinders, but I don't see a reason for it. Would that be alright?
Also, as far as bits go. I was told that a snaffle would be fine to drive in. Is there a certain one I should use (copper, two linked, etc?) and how do I fit her for that? The majority of the bits I'm seeing are 3.5", but I've seen a 3" and a 4". How do I know which to buy?
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