English Bridles
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

English Bridles

This is a discussion on English Bridles within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • Who makes good english bridles

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-03-2009, 10:37 PM
  #1
Green Broke
English Bridles

So... Much... Brain... Hurt...

English bridles; possibly the most confusing tack since driving rigs. I mean, they all look exactly the same, yet are marketed for different purposes! Or maybe I'm just thick headed...

Anyway, I'm on the market for a new bridle and I have no clue what I should even be looking for. So, what makes a good bridle? What should I be looking for? It wouldn't be for anything special; just for hacking around and such.

Thank you all so much!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    10-03-2009, 11:24 PM
  #2
Foal
You just need a plain bridle for hacking around. No figure 8 noseband, no crank caveson and no flash needed. Just look for the simple english bridle that is constructed of quality leather.
     
    10-03-2009, 11:26 PM
  #3
Weanling
The most important thing to remember when looking for any bridle is make sure it fits properly. You could have the most perfect bridle but if it doesnt fit well then its not going to do any good at all. For hacking just a normal snaffle bit bridle will do but that's all depending on your horse too. What kind of horse do you have?
     
    10-03-2009, 11:26 PM
  #4
Weanling
Also if you go to your local saddlery they will be able to help you out alot too
     
    10-04-2009, 02:56 AM
  #5
Yearling
What makes a good bridle is ( as everyone else has said ) one that fits your horse. Also look for good quality - it will cost more but will last much longer and be much stronger.

If you are only hacking around then a plain hunt cavesson will do , you need to be looking at about USD $120 for a good quailty bridle ( this should include plain reins ). I have seen many cheaper bridles with broken reins / cheekpieces, buckles that are breaking or weak and leather that will not last. Your life depends on your bridle not breaking - I know several people who have seen horrific accidents because of bridle breakages.
     
    10-05-2009, 08:49 PM
  #6
Weanling
I agree. Make sure it fits correctly and is in good condition. I would say that if you have some money to spend get a completly new one. Don't go for a used one or anything like that. Make sure the leather is of good quality and that there isnt any cracks or any defects.
What kind of horse do you have?
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spanish Bridles *to die for* My2Geldings Horse Tack and Equipment 33 11-25-2011 05:11 PM
how are bitless bridles JUST ZIP IT Horse Tack and Equipment 5 11-02-2008 01:18 PM
Edgewood bridles IrishRider Horse Tack and Equipment 6 09-25-2008 11:18 AM
Nylon (?) Bridles? FutureVetGirl Horse Tack and Equipment 6 09-02-2008 05:51 PM
Biothane Bridles? amightytarzan5 Horse Tack and Equipment 13 05-16-2008 08:58 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0