Bridles

NEW - use the 'Build Your Bridle' page to choose your leather, stitching and style options.


All of my bridles are individually hand-made by myself and feature:

  •  using quality 8 - 9 oz English bridle leather
  • stainless steel or brass buckles
  • cut-out ear design for comfort of the horse
  • buckle attachments for the bit. Billet hooks or loop ends also available.
  • a range of colours of leathers and threads
  • standard pony/cob/full sizes or 'made-to-measure'.
  • custom-made to order, designs can be adapted to accommodate the individual needs of you and your horse.

Celtic designs, personalisation and decoration can be incorporated into any of these bridles on request. See also the 'Colours' page.

For bitless bridles click here.  see also - baroque and military bridles.


Basic Hunter/Cavesson bridle
Plain browband and noseband. For showing I can make a wider noseband if required.
Hunter Bridle    €110     (reins separate)

hunt cavesson bridle - brown, white stitching
(stitching on headpiece optional extra).
 


Raised bridle
raised and stitched browband and noseband, with or without flash strap.
Raised bridle   €140
Reins sold separately. Flash optional
australian nut, stainless steel buckles.
Plain (no pattern) or standard pattern stitching included on raised and padded nosebands. More extensive decoration also available.
example standard pattern - oval square

more extensive patterning - willow leaf design


Padded noseband bridle
The headpiece has the cut-out ear design, the browband is raised, and the noseband is padded with neoprene and lined with soft leather (see 'Colours'). Can be made with or without flash.

Reins separate.  Flash optional
black, white padding, (raised  browband, padded noseband)
Standard width padded bridle        €160.              

Extra wide padded nosebands   (1 1/2" wide, + padding)
  Chunky straight noseband               €170.  
  Oval/downcut padded noseband     €175.

Gadget's chunky padded show bridle (40mm / 1.5" nose)

Oval noseband - (this one is bitless, but I can put the oval noseband on a standard bridle)
downcut padded noseband

Comfort Bridles

The comfort range of bridle are fully padded; the crownpiece incorporate the cutout ear design as in all other bridles, and is padded with neoprene covered with soft nappa leather. The browband and noseband are also padded. There are two styles available:

Elevated - The crownpiece allows the noseband strap to lie over the top, providing more evenly spread pressure across the poll area. The 1/2" slots in the headpiece mean the noseband lies underneath the cheekpieces, as on any other bridle, but the headstrap of the noseband passes through the crownpiece at the browband, and lies on top as it crosses the poll.

Monocrown - the noseband strap is integral to the headpiece, reducing the need for straps across the poll area. The 5/8" strap (other widths on request) on either side then allows attachment of the noseband.

flash optional, reins sold separately.

Standard width comfort bridle                 €195            

Extra wide nose on comfort bridle          €200
Chunky/Oval noseband comfort bridle   €210

elevated crownpiece design.
Monocrown design.


Grackle / Figure 8 noseband
This type is often referred to as the high or Mexican grackle, as the rings sit above the cheek bones. The central disc is lined with sheepskin.

Change the noseband of any of the above bridles to a figure 8 / grackle.

Standard figure 8         €125
Raised figure 8            €155
Padded figure 8           €180   (padded noseband + raised browband)
Comfort figure 8         €215 (padded noseband + browband + padded comfort/monocrown headpiece)

Plain grakle (raised browband) - tan leather, brass buckles

padded grakle bridle

Double bridle
The double bridle includes a sliphead and cheek to carry the bridoon bit in addition to the nomal headpiece carrying the weymouth bit. There is also a lip strap to secure the curb chain.
Add a sliphead and lip strap to any of the above bridles on request.

€50 on any bridle

australian nut, stainless steel buckles.
Show bridle
raised and stitched. west end or crown buckles. Integral noseband and cheek pieces.
Show bridle  €165

Show bridle - australian nut with yellow stitching, west end buckles.

Show bridle - black with black stitching, crown buckles.