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A bridle is a device that goes on the horse’s head. It has two straps, one going around each ear, and it holds the bit in place. The reins are attached to rings at either end of the browband (the strap across your horse’s forehead).

The best Bridle in the UK: Our selection

Bridle: Frequently asked questions

What types of Bridle are there and what determines a good product?

There are many types of bridles. The most common is the English Bridle, which has a throatlatch and noseband (also called cavesson). Other styles include Western or Reining style bridles with no nosebands and hackamores that have only one cheek piece.

The quality of the leather and how it is made. There are many different types of bridles, but they all have one thing in common – a bit that fits into the horse’s mouth to control its movements. A good bridle should fit comfortably on your horse without causing any discomfort or rubbing, while still being strong enough to withstand daily use. It should also be easy for you to adjust so that it can grow with your child as he/she grows older and taller (and their head gets bigger).

Who should use a Bridle?

A Bridle is designed for use by a person with an intellectual disability who has the ability to understand and follow directions. It can be used in any situation where it is necessary or desirable to control behavior, such as at school, home or work. The device should only be used when other methods of calming down have failed (e.g., time-out).

Based on what criteria should you buy a Bridle?

The first thing to consider is the size of your horse. If you have a large, draft-type animal or one with an exceptionally thick neck, it may be necessary to purchase a larger bridle than normal. In addition, if you are purchasing for use on more than one horse (or pony), make sure that each individual has his own set of reins and headstall so that they can be easily distinguished from each other in case there should ever be any confusion about which belongs where.

The most important thing to look out for is the quality of leather used. This will determine how long your bridle lasts and if it’s going to be comfortable on your horse or not. You should also check that all parts are included in the package, such as reins, bit guards etc. If you have any questions about a particular product then please don’t hesitate to contact us before making a purchase.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Bridle?


The bridle is the most important part of your horse’s tack. It provides a means to direct, control and communicate with your horse while riding. A well-fitted bridle should be comfortable for both you and your horse; it should not rub or pinch anywhere on his face or head, nor cause any discomfort when he moves his jaw up and down (as in eating).


The disadvantages of a bridle are that they can be more expensive than other types, and it is difficult to find one in the right size.

Shopping Guide: Everything you need to know

Which brands and manufacturers are represented in our review?

In our review, we present products from various manufacturers and suppliers. The list includes products from the following brands and manufacturers, among others:

  • Windsor
  • Shires
  • Shires

What is the price range of the featured products?

The cheapest Bridle in our review costs around 4 pounds and is ideal for customers who are conscious about their money. However, those who are willing to spend more money for better quality can also spend around 70 pounds for one of the more expensive products.