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Hunting for the perfect hunter bridle? A Hunter bridle is designed to compliment the look of a hunter horse (or pony)

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Hunting for the perfect hunter bridle? A Hunter bridle is designed to compliment the look of a hunter horse (or pony)

Hunting for the perfect hunter bridle? Have you ever wondered about the origins of the Hunter bridle? Let’s look at its main use - the show ring. Many horse and pony riders enjoy showing classes, and the Show Hunter class is one of the most popular. As the name suggests, the equine hunter should possess qualities that are recognised in the hunting field. These include good manners, ground-covering movement and, if competing in working hunter classes, a bold jumping style. Show hunter horses are divided into three weight sections; lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight. A lightweight hunter typically measures in at...

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All about grackle bridles (grackle nosebands)

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All about grackle bridles (grackle nosebands)

Many horse riders heaved a sigh of relief when in early 2018, British Dressage revealed it was now ‘dressage legal’, e.g. within the organisation’s tack guidelines, to compete in affiliated dressage contests in a grackle noseband; the new rules allow all crossed and figure-eight nosebands. But what is a grackle noseband? The Grackle can be considered to be a variation on the much-loved flash noseband, applying pressure evenly and over a large area of the horse’s face. The design aims to help prevent evasion if the horse opens its mouth and crosses its jaw, and the grackle noseband gives more...

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