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Brent Mccoy
• Thursday, 17 December, 2020
• 10 min read

Anatomical bridles help cancel out the chances of your horse being treated just like a mere beast of burden. The best anatomical bridle is ergonomically designed to let off the pressure on your horse’s sensitive facial parts without pinching its ears.

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The horse will maintain a natural and unhindered face movement during rides, and will be very comfortable, happy to be led. We have selected three of the best on the market, focusing on criteria such as the material, size, reins, and padding.

YardS core is our patented scoring system which helps us evaluate each of the reviewed products, from 1 to 10. The score is based on the product’s individual features, its sales stats, and buyers’ feedback.

YardS core is our patented scoring system which helps us evaluate each of the reviewed products, from 1 to 10. The score is based on the product’s individual features, its sales stats, and buyers’ feedback.

YardS core is our patented scoring system which helps us evaluate each of the reviewed products, from 1 to 10. The score is based on the product’s individual features, its sales stats, and buyers’ feedback.

Material: leather, metal, slim crystal Reins: no Padding: yes Size: Full, VB (Cob), WB XL (Full) Color: black In the making of what we consider as the overall best anatomical bridle on the market, Schockemöhle is a combination of functionality and a sporty design.

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Material: leather, metal, slim crystal Reins: no Padding: yes Size: Full, VB (Cob), WB XL (Full) Color: black, silver It considerably reduces pressure and improves comfort in the sensitive areas around the ranches and the headrest.

Material: English leather, metal, crystal Reins: no Padding: yes (gel) Size: Full, VB (Cob) Color: black Crafted by hand, it is made from the finest and highest quality leather.

Padded with a special gel, you have a very comfortable, and of course, a luxurious bridle that is unmatched on the market. The gel padding can be found around sensitive parts such as the brow band, nose band, and crown piece.

Anatomical bridles are made to prevent extra pressure on a horse’s facial nerves. With the help of our guide you won’t make a mistake, just read through and be sure that with the bridle you’ll buy your horse will be happy.

The bridle is a term for a comfortable harness placed on the head of a horse to steer it. These types of bridles are designed to reduce pressure on the horse’s sensitive facial parts.

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Anatomical bridles have been proven by science to be of great benefit to horses. It provides improvement in the level of flexibility, comfort, and behavior of the horse.

With an anatomical bridle, your horse will maintain proper and natural face movement during hiking or racing. It gives the horse a complete physiological movement: it can lick its lips, chew, swallow, and yawn.

In summary, the three elements to take into account before buying an anatomical bridle are the nose band, the headrest, and the bit. The role of the headrest : This is the highest part of the bridle on the horse’s head.

The headrest allows the whole bridle to be held (bit, nose band, upright, and forehead) on the horse’s head. The headrest exerts pressure on the gout of the skull and the 1st cervical of the horse.

There is no perfect headrest model because each horse has different anatomy and tolerance to pressure. However, we recommend that you do not choose an overly wide headrest; this could prevent the 1st cervical from working correctly.

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Through the guides (reins) held by the driver, the bit is used to dictate the speed of the horse and to direct it. From the materials and color to the reins, paddings, size, price, and warranty, here are features to watch out for in a good anatomical bridle.

As for the material and color, the different straps are most often made of leather. In endurance, the bridles in nylon, vinyl, or synthetic material are preferred because of frequent watering on races.

Each rider has his preferences in terms of texture, thickness, and flexibility of the reins. This will help you have the best possible grip, and in fact, guarantee good contact with the horses’ mouths.

Now there are even reins designed to improve communication and protect the horse’s mouth. These reins can also be provided with retainers, which serve as markers for the hands.

Finally, as you may have noticed with the products in our review of the best anatomical dressage bridles, not all models come with reins. The German nose band: These are to be placed under the mouthpiece to avoid pinching the commissary.

The (non)presence of padding does a lot in determining if a material is an anatomical bridle or not. Like the Flexible Fit Equestrian English Anatomical Snaffle Bridle, it is better if the padding is made of gel.

The anatomical bridle can also be available in Full, VB (Cob), WB XL (Full). The warranty coverage on the bridle varies according to brands, models, and price levels.

So they must come with full assurance of quality spreading over the product’s first years. The full warranty covers workmanship and protects against defective materials from the day of purchase.

As is offered by Flexible Fit Equestrian on snaffle Anatomical English Bridle, choose models with minimum of two years of warranty. The price of an anatomical bridle is generally determined by the brand, the material, production technique, and the parts featured.

And also, bridles crafted by hand and with high-quality leathers and other noble or elegant materials will definitely cost more. The leading brands of anatomical bridles are Shockemohle, PS of Sweden, Eco Rider, and Equip.

If your horse rubs or shakes its head after a ride, this may be a symptom of pressurized facial nerves. When it rubs or shakes its head, it’s its reaction to trying to get back the feeling.

But an anatomical bridle will make the difference in terms of your horse’s comfort and well-being. Like the Editor’s Choice, it features quality leather, metal, and crystal materials.

The Flexible Fit Equestrian Black Anatomical English Snaffle Bridle ‘Couture’ is our Budget Pick. Not compromising on quality, it features gel paddings on sensitive parts for better comfort life for your horse.

So recently I purchased a beautiful 15hh blue roan rising five cob, and of course with every horse purchase comes the purchasing of new tack. After having previously bought a collegiate raised caves son bridle for my other cob, I decided to go ahead and order another bridle of this brand, but this time went for the hunt version as I thought the style would quite suit him. On arrival, I was immediately not as impressed as I was when I received the other collegiate bridle; this one felt hard and seemed a lot 'cheaper'.

After two cleans with my saddle wax/soap it became more subtle, so I popped it on only to find that the blooming brow band is actually too tight (it's a full size, the biggest the collegiate go and I expected it to fit him as he's only 15hh! Over the last week the bridle has begun to grow on me and I fell it quite suits him (apart from that it is a lot darker brown than I thought it was going to be, and as a result doesn't quite match my saddle which does annoy me a little) until my friend came round (who isn't a cob fan anyway) and expressed her hate for it.

There isn't much wrong with the bridle in the pic but personally I would rather see a wider nose band and hitch it up a bit. For me, he doesn't pull off a hog or such a thick set bridle.

So recently I purchased a beautiful 15hh blue roan rising five cob, and of course with every horse purchase comes the purchasing of new tack. After having previously bought a collegiate raised caves son bridle for my other cob, I decided to go ahead and order another bridle of this brand, but this time went for the hunt version as I thought the style would quite suit him. On arrival, I was immediately not as impressed as I was when I received the other collegiate bridle; this one felt hard and seemed a lot 'cheaper'.

After two cleans with my saddle wax/soap it became more subtle, so I popped it on only to find that the blooming brow band is actually too tight (it's a full size, the biggest the collegiate go and I expected it to fit him as he's only 15hh! Over the last week the bridle has begun to grow on me and I fell it quite suits him (apart from that it is a lot darker brown than I thought it was going to be, and as a result doesn't quite match my saddle which does annoy me a little) until my friend came round (who isn't a cob fan anyway) and expressed her hate for it.

Thing is when I had him on trial he had a plain caves son bridle, and he looks stupid in it! I'd grow out the hog and get a raised, hunt weight caves son and a thinner brow band.

Height isn't what counts, head size is the deciding factor. He looks like a snow cap rather than a roan, does he have any appaloosa or knabstrupper in his breeding? I also have brow band length issues with off the peg bridles.

I agree with the others who suggest getting a new brow band and just adjusting the fit of the nose band so that it's slightly higher up his head. He looks like a snow cap rather than a roan, does he have any appaloosa or knabstrupper in his breeding? I also have brow band length issues with off the peg bridles.

I agree with the others who suggest getting a new brow band and just adjusting the fit of the nose band so that it's slightly higher up his head. Height isn't what counts, head size is the deciding factor.

When he was on trial he was in a cob bridle, so I guess the brand has an input too. I am going to go for a thinner plain flat brow band to match the bridle.

When he was on trial he was in a cob bridle, so I guess the brand has an input too. I am going to go for a thinner plain flat brow band to match the bridle.

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