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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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A bit of bling in the ring! Beautiful bridles, horse accessories and tack for dressage lovers

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A bit of bling in the ring! Beautiful bridles, horse accessories and tack for dressage lovers

Blingy bridles, crystal reins - do you want a little sparkle in the ring? Equicraft Ltd's blingy range is ideal for anyone wanting to stand out from the crowd - especially pertinent to dressage enthusiasts! Treat your horse or pony to our Ultimate Bridle or Crystal Bling Reins, and read more here about horsey bling....

These days, many horse and pony enthusiasts are getting into the spirit of ‘bling’. If you’re unaccustomed to the phrase, it refers to: ‘Decoration that attracts attention because it is very noticeable, and looks expensive.’ But how much bling is too much? Should your horse bridles, saddles, riding boots and riding gloves be customised with added sparkle? And is there some kind of unwritten rule about the age of the (human) wearer?

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