Bridles for disciplines such as equitation, hunting, show jumpers, dressage or eventing are offered in finishes from light to dark premium quality leather. Dressage bridles with rich, soft padding and elegant matching reins include ergonomically designed crownpieces to provide optimal comfort. A traditional flash noseband or double bridle with soft supple reins and deep black finish are classic and show impeccable taste and style. Elegant stitching and fine delicate features make show bridles for hunters or equitation stand apart from the crowd. Soft laced reins and slender nosebands, browbands and cheek pieces give these bridles a sophisticated refined appearance. Bridles for eventing and show jumping offer an assortment of options such as flash or figure 8 nosebands and reins in web or rubber design. A sturdy bridle with a wide noseband and browband is ideal for the hunt field and weekend rider and completes the look of the field hunter. Horze offers an extensive selection of bridles, including hackamore bridles, grackle bridles and micklem bridles.
Bitless bridles are a clever option for the horse who works well without a bit. Pony bridles are available in the same outstanding quality of all of the Horze bridles. Synthetic bridles are a great option for training without the cost and care of a customary leather bridle. The quality of materials and fittings on Horze bridles is unmatched and with proper care will last for generations of riders and their mounts.
A snaffle in technical jargon actually only refers to the mouthpiece, but colloquially is often used to refer to the complete bridle. The term "snaffle" is therefore used for the complete headpiece of the horse, which consists of the browband, neckpiece and cheekpieces, the bridle, i.e. the bit, throatlatch, browband and curb strap. Here a bridle with a wide noseband completes the set and all these pieces together form the snaffle.
The bridle itself can therefore be changed by different variations of the actual noseband, but the snaffle with its different parts is also absolutely necessary in order to be able to use the noseband at all.
Although, technically speaking, the snaffle only refers to the respective bit for the horse, colloquially the whole bridle is usually called a snaffle, we also refer to the snaffle as the bridle here. You can determine which snaffle is best for you for your horse by considering the different characteristics of the snaffles.
If your horse is a little sensitive around the head or if you want to treat him particularly gently, an anatomical bridle is recommended, which is specially adapted to the horse's head and provides extra comfort.
For horses with a sensitive nose bridge, a grackle bridle is ideal as it has extra padding on the bridge of the nose. Horses with short noses should be ridden with a normal double bridle. For large horses with a long nose bridge a Hanoverian bridle can also be used.
You have countless options of snaffles at your disposal, which you can use exactly according to your horse's needs.