How long is a normal bridle path for a thoroughbred? Im getting ready to clean Queen up, and decided she needs a bridle path, but am unsure of how long to make it. Is it to the end of the ear, when the ear is folded backwards along the neck?
Well, I tried to do a bridle path, but only got about 1" done. It's a good thing Im tall and can stretch some, everytime I got near Queen's ears with a comb or the scissors she would raise her head straight up in the air. I can see I have a lot of desensetizing work to do.
Personally, I don't like bridal paths longer then they need to be. If your bridal isn't wider than what you have already done, why go further? My bridals paths are probably never more than a little over an inch.
A bridle path should be just long enough for the halter and bridle to lay comfortably over top. I agree with wetrain17, just a little over an inch, just very slightly wider than the halter and bridle. I think this is most common length for most english disciplines.
I don't think thoroughbreds have a certain type of bridle path. I usually cut mine about two or three fingers width and it works great for me and it make sure that the halter and bridle lie flat on their head.
Thats what I do, about 3/4 an inch just so that I can lay the halter or bridle comfortably on my horse's neck. Even with horses such as ASB, Arabians, or miniatures, I say that if you arent showing, no reason to make a larger one. Technically Sour's ought to be about 3" long, but I barely cut enough to notice. I like it better that way.