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post #1 of 7 Old 08-15-2012, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Question Hanoverian bridles: Can I use one for pleasure/trail riding?

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I'm relatively new to owning a horse and I was wondering if it was ok for me to use a Hanoverian bridle for trail/pleasure riding. I was planning on buying a Norfolk Hanoverian bridle and using a French link eggbutt snaffle.

I'd like to get people's opinions.


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post #2 of 7 Old 08-15-2012, 08:43 AM
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I had to look up a Norfolk Hanoverian Bridle to see what is was

Looks like an English Style Bridle

My ex used to ride her TB in a 300.00 Dressage Bridle on the Trails, other than the possibility of scuffing the expensive leather on a tree branch, she never had a problem.


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Why not? The beauty of trails is you can go out in whatever you like, and not care a lick what someone else thinks.
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Thanks so much for the replies!

I wasn't sure whether it would be too harsh or restricting for a trail/pleasure ride. I will be buying a Wintec 2000 All Purpose Saddle with Cair so I wanted an English bridle to match the saddle.

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AK, could you, please, post what is Hanoverian bridle? Never heard of it, so just curious. French link is a nice mild bit, would be my choice too.

If bridle is just standard english bridle for trail riding I'd probably remove the noseband, but I've seen people using the complete bridle on trails as well.

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^^ Thank you, Kevin!

OP, as I said I'd detach the noseband/flash and just ride in a bridle only on trails. Easier to put on too. :)

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