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post #1 of 48 Old 10-31-2015, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Trail bridle

Hi! So, I just learned about these 'trail bridles' that are like a combo of a halter and bridle. Though I don't trail ride (or even leave the pasture), this looks potentially perfect for Dixie. But I have a few questions.
So, question 1- as these have a nose, since Dixie rides in a halter and a halter only, could I use it without a bit or anything (noting the circuimstances)?
Question 2- If answer to question 1 is yes, where should I attach the reins?

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You may wonder why I don't just use a halter. Simple answer. It slips back on her neck when riding, and it's annoying. If I can use this halter and bride combo, it has whatever that strap is called that goes in front of the ears, so it wouldn't slip back- right?
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A sidepull headstall might be the best solution for you.
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post #3 of 48 Old 10-31-2015, 04:52 PM
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The word for the strap you're thinking of is "browband"...and you could add one to your halter relatively easily.

Or, as Dustbunny suggested, a sidepull might be a better option. I have mine that has a braided leather nose (Amish-made) and it is very mild. Or something like this: Tory English Bridle Leather Nose Side Pull - Statelinetack.com Or a cheaper option: http://www.horsesupplies.com/item/ro...-pull/E003748/

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Ok... But for the sake of conversation, would it work?
Just wondering
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Ok... But for the sake of conversation, would it work?
Just wondering
no....
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I am wondering especially because I absolutely LOVE the idea of this thing. :P
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Ok... But for the sake of conversation, would it work?
Just wondering
no....
Ok... Why?
Just trying to learn.
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Lots of these convertible bridles have clip off bits. The reins are designed to attach to the bit rings and usually there aren't any fixed points on the noseband to attatch to.

There are lots of really nicely designed bitless bridles out there. It really is worth buying one rather than riding in a halter.
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It depends on the halter bridle. Some of them have different setups than others.

You have ones like this, where the bridle piece is a completely separate strap than the halter:


That wouldn't work, as you'd have to take the bridle piece off in order to just use the halter part and it would leave a hole in the browband, so it wouldn't fit right.

Then you have these, which have the bit hangers:


That might work.

Basically, though, a sidepull like I linked to would probably be a better option and easier to deal with. Plus, you wouldn't be paying for extra straps and connectors that you are just going to stick in a box.
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It depends on the halter bridle. Some of them have different setups than others.

You have ones like this, where the bridle piece is a completely separate strap than the halter:


That wouldn't work, as you'd have to take the bridle piece off in order to just use the halter part and it would leave a hole in the browband, so it wouldn't fit right.

Then you have these, which have the bit hangers:


That might work.

Basically, though, a sidepull like I linked to would probably be a better option and easier to deal with. Plus, you wouldn't be paying for extra straps and connectors that you are just going to stick in a box.
The kind that might work is the kind that I regretfully say I kinda jumped the gun and bought- LOL!! So- whaddya say. Should I try it? :3
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