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post #1 of 7 Old 12-12-2010, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Question Bridle Sizes

ok so I have a morgan gelding and I'm looking for him a bridle and so I was wondering how do you know what size bridle to get him he wears a medium halter 800-1200 pounds. So any suggestions?
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post #2 of 7 Old 12-12-2010, 08:36 PM
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With him wearing a normal "horse" sized halter, I am willing to bet that he would wear the same in bridles.

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Probably horse size, or "full," but you may need to shorten the cheek pieces. My Appaloosa mare wears a "medium" horse halter and most horse sized bridles are up on the last holes. Cobs are often too small though, so I end up putting cob cheek pieces on horse sized bridles, or having them shortened by a shoe repair shop.
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Probably horse size, or "full," but you may need to shorten the cheek pieces. My Appaloosa mare wears a "medium" horse halter and most horse sized bridles are up on the last holes. Cobs are often too small though, so I end up putting cob cheek pieces on horse sized bridles, or having them shortened by a shoe repair shop.
ok awesome any aggestions on bits I know I need on with copper pieces but I didnt know about the size

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Most medium sized horses take a 5", though some need smaller or larger. Your best bet is to measure whatever bit she currently uses. If this is a new horse, then get a nice straight stick or thick bit of twine. Mark or knot one end. Slip it in her mouth so the mark/knot is at one side of her mouth. Make sure it's straight in her mouth, and taught if you're using twine. Mark the other side with a felt tip pen. Measure your twine/stick. Get a bit with the closest measurement. If she's between sizes, go up one size.
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-02-2011, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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ok cool i'll try that

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