How to Evaluate Horse Bridle Fit

How to double check the fit and adjustment of your horse's bridle.

A well-fitted bridle not only keeps your horse comfortable but also helps to convey your aids so he can respond promptly and with confidence. Here’s how to initially adjust this essential piece of equipment and assess its fit.

A cavesson is properly adjusted if there is just enough room for you to slide two fingers between the buckle and your horse’s jaw. Photo by Celia Strain

EQ Vital Skills: Evaluate Bridle Fit

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This article originally appeared in EQUUS 365, February 2008.

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