Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Middle-of-Nowhere, Illinois
A bridle path doesn't effect a horse's function in any way. It just depends on your personal preference. I do my guys' bridle paths about every two weeks, just because it helps keep the mane out of the way of the halter and bridle, and it's required for most shows. Each breed has their own standards for it, though, if you want to do it. Quarter Horses are one ear length, TB's are just about two inches, and Arabs don't really have a set measurement. It depends on the horse's neck and throatlatch, and it just emphasizes the shape of their neck. It's perfectly fine if you don't do it, though. ;D
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