Bridles and Martingales

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Bridle Parts

Grackle Bridle

Grackle bridles have a noseband attached to a slip head that passes through the browband and sits underneath the headpiece of the bridle consisting of two leather straps that cross over high on the nose through a slotted, padded leather circle often with a sheepskin backing. The grackle noseband is also known as a figure of 8 noseband.

The Grackle bridle is a variation on the flash noseband, applying pressure evenly and over a larger area than a flash noseband if the horse opens its mouth or evades, whilst giving more room around the nostrils to make breathing easier.

Snaffle Bridle

A snaffle bit is the most common type of bit used while riding horses. It consists of a bit mouthpiece with a ring on either side and acts with direct pressure. A bridle utilizing only a snaffle bit is often called a "snaffle bridle," particularly in the English riding disciplines.

Dee Ring Snaffle

Dee Ring Snaffle. A dee ring snaffle bit is a compromise between an eggbutt and a full cheek snaffle. ... As with the eggbutt snaffle, the fixed position of the cheeks and mouthpiece mean that this bit is less mobile in the horse's mouth, for better or worse.

Pelham

A pelham bit is a type of bit used when riding a horse. It has elements of both a curb bit and a snaffle bit. ... When two sets of reins are used, the snaffle rein generally is wider, to help distinguish it from the curb.

Flash Bridle

This second piece is used to help keep the horse's mouth closed and to keep the horse from crossing his jaw. A flash noseband may be used with a standing martingale when the martingale is attached to the cavesson piece. This noseband is usually seen at the lower levels of dressage, or in the dressage phase of eventing.

Bitless Bridle

A bitless bridle is a general term describing a wide range of headgear for horses or other animals that controls the animal without using a bit. Direction control may also be via a noseband or cavesson, if one is used. The term hackamore is the most historically accurate word for most common forms of bitless headgear.


Running Martingale

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Martingale (tack) ... The two most common types of martingale, the standing and the running, are used to control the horse's head height, and to prevent the horse from throwing its head so high that the rider gets hit in the face by the horse's poll or upper neck.

Standing Martingale

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Martingale (tack) ... The two most common types of martingale, the standing and the running, are used to control the horse's head height, and to prevent the horse from throwing its head so high that the rider gets hit in the face by the horse's poll or upper neck.

Breastplates

Breastplate in Pink

A breastplate (used interchangeably with breastcollar, breaststrap and breastgirth) is a piece of riding equipment used on horses. Its purpose is to keep the saddle or harness from sliding back. On riding horses, it is most helpful on horses with large shoulders and a flat ribcage.They come in many differernt Styles.

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