Choosing which equestrian bridles you need is important. Not only do your equestrian bridles have compliment the rest of your equipment, you also need to know what kind of riding discipline you will be using the bridle for. To help you decide, read the following descriptions of these common English bridle types.
Snaffle Bridles: This is commonly referred to as the English type snaffle bridle, and is the most common in English riding. This basic bridle’s simple elegance is pronounced because it carries one bit and typically only has one set of reins. The versatile snaffle bridle may be used with a snaffle bit, or other types of single rein bits. Make sure you also use a cavesson noseband with this bridle. This is the most common type of bridle, and is great for a beginner or expert.
Double Bridle: This bridle is also know at a Full Bridle and is sometimes called a Weymouth bridle. This English bridle has two bits. One bit must be a bradoon bit, and the other must be a curb bit. This can also be called a Bit and Bradoon. Double Bridles are great for English horse shows, Dressage competitions, or for a woman who would like to ride side saddle. This bridal is great for giving very precise commands to your horse, it is not recommended for inexperienced riders or for show jumping riders.
Pelham Bridle: This bridle also carries a single bit know as a Pelham bit. Yet it is has two sets of reins, for snaffle action and curb action making it similar to the double bridle.