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post #1 of 5 Old 07-02-2020, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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What kind of bridle is this?

This feels like a dumb question but what kind of bridle is this? I've always liked the look- with the wider leather and "chunkier" look, and the halter ring underneath the head. I can't seem to find a hard and fast name for them though? Below are two pictures of what I'm looking for. I think its the same type of bridle in both pictures. Could I buy one somewhere or was it a war era thing that no longer exists?
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-02-2020, 01:14 AM
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I've always heard them called halter/bridle combos. Here's one from Tucker but it doesn't show it with the bit attached.

https://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail....A-F6BD5E922649

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It's a cavalry bridle, or at least I found pictures like this when I googled that. I think a halter/bridle combo will get you closest, or maybe a flat hunt bridle if you're looking for fancier --> https://www.vtosaddlery.com/product/HFHB.htm and ridingwarehouse.com/Bobbys_Tack_The_Hunt_Heavy_Duty_Flat_Hunt_Bridle/descpage-BFHB.html
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-02-2020, 08:49 AM
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Miltary, though police forces use them as well. The bit is a 'universal' pelham, so straight mouthpiece (or with a tongue-relief port), ridged on one side and smooth on the other. Having one rein on the ring, rather than both in the cheek slots, is more common.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-02-2020, 09:12 AM
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A Google search for "military bridle" seems to turn up a large number of similar results.

Edit: The Royal Military Police uses bridles like these, and here's some info on them:

https://rmpmounted.co.uk/the-tack/?cn-reloaded=1
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