All about horse bridles and their types.
Types English Bridles:
The Weymouth bridle also called a double or full bridle. This bridle with two bits and four reins. The Weymouth is practical for riding and competing in dressage and other formal equestrian events such as eventing. Advanced riders only use the double bridle in the right hands, this bridle can enhance performance.
The Pelham bridle is used by English riders and is a bridle with one bit and two sets of reins. The bit is a cross between a curb bit and a snaffle bit with double rings on each side for attaching both sets of reins. Because this bridle is less severe than the Weymouth but still has two reins, it is often used in place of the Weymouth. Beginner’s cross-country and eventing riders use Pelham bits as well as polo players.
The English snaffle bridle an uncomplicated bridle. It consists of one bit and one set of reins. This bridle is seen in many English disciplines. Some bits it can be used for include, the snaffle bit, kimberwicks, gag bits, and curb bits.
Types Western Bridles:
Common Western Bridles –
The common western bridle is used in almost all western riding events as well as pleasure and trail riding, it consists of a headstall with a throatlatch and one bit. The bit can be either a snaffle or a curb. Competitions such as roping or barrel racing compete with closed reins, while most ranch, show, and pleasure riders’ use split reins.
Split Ear –
The western split ear bridle has the same uses as the common bridle. The main difference between the two bridles is that instead of one leather strap going behind the ears, the split ear bridles strap is split so the leather strap comes in front of one ear.
The hackamore is a bitless bridle that controls the horse by its nose. There are many variations of the hackamore the most common. The hackamore is commonly used to train your colts but is seen in western showing.
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