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The bridle - the most important piece of equipment

In classic horse training, the bridle is the most important tool and often the first piece of equipment to be purchased when buying a horse. It is used, for example, for work in hand, training under saddle or simply for walking or lunging. However, the lunge should never be buckled into the snaffle ring. A combination of snaffle and cavesson is more suitable, either in one bridle or on top of each other. The lunge can then be attached to the cavesson and there is no risk of injuring the horse's sensitive mouth.

The difference between snaffle and double bridle: What do you use when?

The name of the bridle is determined by the respective bit bit that is buckled in. Over time, the terms snaffle - for the bridle that is buckled with a snaffle bit and Curb Bit - for a bridle that is buckled with two bits, an bradoon and a curb bit - have become commonplace. But beware: In the discipline Working Equitation and also in academic riding, one-handed riding on Curb Bit is used at higher levels. In this case, only one bit, namely the Curb Bit, is buckled into the snaffle bridle. Nevertheless, this is referred to as a bridle "on Curb Bit".

The bridle

The bridle is particularly suitable for:

  • The basic training of the young horse
  • Handwork close to the horse's body
  • Take a walk
  • Lunging (with the aid of the cavesson)
The Curb Bit

The Curb Bit is particularly suitable for:

  • Training advanced riders and horses
  • Handwork close to the horse's body
  • One-handed riding
The bitless snaffle

The bitless snaffle is particularly suitable for:

  • Handwork close to the horse's body or on the long reins
  • Breaking in horses that are sensitive in the mouth
  • The double rein guide with a Curb Bit
  • Lunging (in use as cavesson)

The correct fit of the bridle

A bridle usually consists of a nosepiece, a throatpiece, a browband and the cheekpieces into which the bit is buckled. An additional cheek piece is required for the bridle on Curb Bit and bradoon as there are two bits in the horse's mouth. The Portuguese and Spanish bridles differ from the English bridles in that they have no flash and no noseband. Instead, the noseband is attached to the cheekpieces with a small flap. The typical Vaquero snaffles also lack the throatlatch. It is not absolutely necessary for a good fit on the horse's head.

Our bridles are handmade from vegetable-tanned cowhide by a traditional saddlery in Spain and are therefore of high quality and have an authentic look. They are made in one size to fit most Iberian breeds (PRE, Lusitano, Andalusian horse). The straps are easily adjustable on both sides, so fitting to full and warmblood heads is normally not a problem. If you are unsure about the fit, a size chart is available for each model.

The bridle and also the Curb Bit should always be buckled in such a way that two folds form in the corner of the mouth.

The right style for every horse - Baroque, Spanish or Portuguese

The Portuguese and Spanish bridles look good on almost any horse thanks to their discreet decorative buckles and elegant design and workmanship. Whether you are wearing a stylish Vaquero outfit or a baroque rider, there is a bridle to suit every occasion.

In the discipline Working Equitation , for example, you can ride in the style of the Spanish cattle herders, the Vaqueros. Their equipment includes the typical Vaquero saddle and a bridle usually made of brown cowhide with a Mosquero, which serves as fly protection. They are usually ridden with one rein on Curb Bit or with two reins with cavesson and Curb Bit. However, the first option is more common for reasons of practicality. This is because the Vaquero holds the reins in one hand when working atCampoand holds his tool - a long pole, the garrocha - in the other.

Those who like it a little more eye-catching may prefer the Portuguese style. The bridle and saddle are fitted with eye-catching buckles and fittings. The Portuguese Riding School in Belém, near Lisbon, is one of the places where horses are ridden in such splendid finery.

Baroque bridles in Portuguese style

Portuguese-style baroque bridles are particularly suitable for presenting horses at shows. But even those who don't want to miss out on that little bit extra at home will find something suitable at Picadera . The decorative Cortesia buckles and narrow straps make the bridle look very elegant on any horse's head. The model is available both as a snaffle bridle and double bridle in various leather colors - natural brown, brown and black - and with silver or gold buckles.

If this is still too simple for you, you may prefer the Charpentier snaffle bridle, which is adorned with matching fittings and an ornate rosette at browband in addition to the elaborate buckles. This is removable. The wider straps give the bridle a more solid appearance and look great on a long head with a concave profile, such as an Lusitano.

 

Spanish vaquero rooms

The bridle of the Vaqueros is kept rather simple. Light-colored, cone-shaped leather applications, the pinas, decorative stitching and the buckles made of burnished iron nevertheless provide that certain something. Traditionally, there is a Mosquero on the browband, which are soft, leather fly fringes. Very practical for work in the field - or on a ride - where horses are often plagued by flies. In Spain, the brown leather color is very popular and can be seen most of the time. The bridle Vaquero Clasico is available in black as well as natural brown and dark brown.

Some horses are irritated by the leather Mosquero that swings over their eyes with every movement. That's why there is a matching Vaquero browband with pinas, but without Mosquero. This is also a good alternative in the winter months when fly protection is not required.

bitless Snaffle - the multifunctional bridle

The bitless snaffle bridle Oslo is designed in Portuguese style and is a real eye-catcher. It can also be used wonderfully as a cavesson . This makes it a great multifunctional bridle: the D-rings can also be used to attach a bit bit strap.

This makes it suitable for gently breaking in particularly sensitive horses, for which a bit should only be used in the course of training, and at the same time ensures easy handling because the equipment does not have to be constantly changed. The crownpiece and the browband are softly padded and have extra ear clearance, which increases comfort for the horses - a particular plus point for young horses.

Snaffles from Picadera - the perfect combination of functionality & design

The equipment used should be as individual as the training path of each horse and rider pair. Of course, the choice is primarily about good quality and functionality, but not only that. Style is also important - especially if you feel you belong to a certain movement or discipline and want to show it. And after all, clothes make the man, or in this case: a beautiful horse wants to be presented accordingly.

  • Baroque Corelli bridle in natural with silver Cortesia buckles at Picadera

    CORELLI bridle

    169  incl. VAT.

    Contains 19% VAT.
  • Baroque Snaffle Corelli in brown silver at Andalusian horse Knabstrupper  at Picadera

    CORELLI bridle

    169  incl. VAT.

    Contains 19% VAT.
  • baroque bridle Corelli in black silver on Andalusian horse Picadera

    CORELLI bridle

    169  incl. VAT.

    Contains 19% VAT.
  • baroque bridle Corelli in natural gold on Andalusian horse Picadera

    CORELLI bridle

    169  incl. VAT.

    Contains 19% VAT.
  • baroque bridle Corelli in brown gold on Andalusian horse Picadera

    CORELLI bridle

    169  incl. VAT.

    Contains 19% VAT.
  • bitless Snaffle Oslo Baroque in brown gold on Spanish horse at Picadera

    CORELLI bridle

    169  incl. VAT.

    Contains 19% VAT.
  • semi bridle and crownpiece with cheekpiece for curbs made of natural brown leather with silver-colored Cortesia buckles from Picadera

    semi bridle CORELLI

    59  incl. VAT.

    Contains 19% VAT.
  • semi bridle and crownpiece with cheekpiece for curbs made of brown leather with silver-colored Cortesia buckles from Picadera

    semi bridle CORELLI

    59  incl. VAT.

    Contains 19% VAT.
  • semi bridle and crownpiece with cheekpiece for curbs made of black leather with silver-colored Cortesia buckles from Picadera

    semi bridle CORELLI

    59  incl. VAT.

    Contains 19% VAT.
  • semi bridle and crownpiece with cheekpiece for curbs made of natural brown leather with gold-colored cortesia buckles from Picadera

    semi bridle CORELLI

    59  incl. VAT.

    Contains 19% VAT.
  • Baroque semi bridle Corelli in brown gold at Andalusian horse at Picadera

    semi bridle CORELLI

    59  incl. VAT.

    Contains 19% VAT.
  • semi bridle and crownpiece with cheekpiece for curbs made of black leather with gold-colored cortesia buckles from Picadera

    semi bridle CORELLI

    59  incl. VAT.

    Contains 19% VAT.

The bridle - the most important piece of equipment

In classic horse training, the bridle is the most important tool and often the first piece of equipment to be purchased when buying a horse. It is used, for example, for work in hand, training under saddle or simply for walking or lunging. However, the lunge should never be buckled into the snaffle ring. A combination of snaffle and cavesson is more suitable, either in one bridle or on top of each other. The lunge can then be attached to the cavesson and there is no risk of injuring the horse's sensitive mouth.

The difference between snaffle and double bridle: What do you use when?

The name of the bridle is determined by the respective bit bit that is buckled in. Over time, the terms snaffle - for the bridle that is buckled with a snaffle bit and Curb Bit - for a bridle that is buckled with two bits, an bradoon and a curb bit - have become commonplace. But beware: In the discipline Working Equitation and also in academic riding, one-handed riding on Curb Bit is used at higher levels. In this case, only one bit, namely the Curb Bit, is buckled into the snaffle bridle. Nevertheless, this is referred to as a bridle "on Curb Bit".

The bridle

The bridle is particularly suitable for:

  • The basic training of the young horse
  • Handwork close to the horse's body
  • Take a walk
  • Lunging (with the aid of the cavesson)
The Curb Bit

The Curb Bit is particularly suitable for:

  • Training advanced riders and horses
  • Handwork close to the horse's body
  • One-handed riding
The bitless snaffle

The bitless snaffle is particularly suitable for:

  • Handwork close to the horse's body or on the long reins
  • Breaking in horses that are sensitive in the mouth
  • The double rein guide with a Curb Bit
  • Lunging (in use as cavesson)

The correct fit of the bridle

A bridle usually consists of a nosepiece, a throatpiece, a browband and the cheekpieces into which the bit is buckled. An additional cheek piece is required for the bridle on Curb Bit and bradoon as there are two bits in the horse's mouth. The Portuguese and Spanish bridles differ from the English bridles in that they have no flash and no noseband. Instead, the noseband is attached to the cheekpieces with a small flap. The typical Vaquero snaffles also lack the throatlatch. It is not absolutely necessary for a good fit on the horse's head.

Our bridles are handmade from vegetable-tanned cowhide by a traditional saddlery in Spain and are therefore of high quality and have an authentic look. They are made in one size to fit most Iberian breeds (PRE, Lusitano, Andalusian horse). The straps are easily adjustable on both sides, so fitting to full and warmblood heads is normally not a problem. If you are unsure about the fit, a size chart is available for each model.

The bridle and also the Curb Bit should always be buckled in such a way that two folds form in the corner of the mouth.

The right style for every horse - Baroque, Spanish or Portuguese

The Portuguese and Spanish bridles look good on almost any horse thanks to their discreet decorative buckles and elegant design and workmanship. Whether you are wearing a stylish Vaquero outfit or a baroque rider, there is a bridle to suit every occasion.

In the discipline Working Equitation , for example, you can ride in the style of the Spanish cattle herders, the Vaqueros. Their equipment includes the typical Vaquero saddle and a bridle usually made of brown cowhide with a Mosquero, which serves as fly protection. They are usually ridden with one rein on Curb Bit or with two reins with cavesson and Curb Bit. However, the first option is more common for reasons of practicality. This is because the Vaquero holds the reins in one hand when working atCampoand holds his tool - a long pole, the garrocha - in the other.

Those who like it a little more eye-catching may prefer the Portuguese style. The bridle and saddle are fitted with eye-catching buckles and fittings. The Portuguese Riding School in Belém, near Lisbon, is one of the places where horses are ridden in such splendid finery.

Baroque bridles in Portuguese style

Portuguese-style baroque bridles are particularly suitable for presenting horses at shows. But even those who don't want to miss out on that little bit extra at home will find something suitable at Picadera . The decorative Cortesia buckles and narrow straps make the bridle look very elegant on any horse's head. The model is available both as a snaffle bridle and double bridle in various leather colors - natural brown, brown and black - and with silver or gold buckles.

If this is still too simple for you, you may prefer the Charpentier snaffle bridle, which is adorned with matching fittings and an ornate rosette at browband in addition to the elaborate buckles. This is removable. The wider straps give the bridle a more solid appearance and look great on a long head with a concave profile, such as an Lusitano.

 

Spanish vaquero rooms

The bridle of the Vaqueros is kept rather simple. Light-colored, cone-shaped leather applications, the pinas, decorative stitching and the buckles made of burnished iron nevertheless provide that certain something. Traditionally, there is a Mosquero on the browband, which are soft, leather fly fringes. Very practical for work in the field - or on a ride - where horses are often plagued by flies. In Spain, the brown leather color is very popular and can be seen most of the time. The bridle Vaquero Clasico is available in black as well as natural brown and dark brown.

Some horses are irritated by the leather Mosquero that swings over their eyes with every movement. That's why there is a matching Vaquero browband with pinas, but without Mosquero. This is also a good alternative in the winter months when fly protection is not required.

bitless Snaffle - the multifunctional bridle

The bitless snaffle bridle Oslo is designed in Portuguese style and is a real eye-catcher. It can also be used wonderfully as a cavesson . This makes it a great multifunctional bridle: the D-rings can also be used to attach a bit bit strap.

This makes it suitable for gently breaking in particularly sensitive horses, for which a bit should only be used in the course of training, and at the same time ensures easy handling because the equipment does not have to be constantly changed. The crownpiece and the browband are softly padded and have extra ear clearance, which increases comfort for the horses - a particular plus point for young horses.

Snaffles from Picadera - the perfect combination of functionality & design

The equipment used should be as individual as the training path of each horse and rider pair. Of course, the choice is primarily about good quality and functionality, but not only that. Style is also important - especially if you feel you belong to a certain movement or discipline and want to show it. And after all, clothes make the man, or in this case: a beautiful horse wants to be presented accordingly.