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Head harness that enables the rider to steer a horse by using two bits in the horse’s mouth, which are connected to the reins.
Strap that runs under the horse’s throat to prevent the bridle from sliding forward; it must be loose enough to allow the horse to breathe freely.
Strap that runs over the horse’s head behind the ears; it keeps the snaffle and cheek straps in place.
Strap that runs around the front of the horse’s head; it prevents the bridle from sliding backward.
Strap that runs along the horse’s cheek and connects the crownpiece to the curb bit; it keeps the bit in the desired place in the horse’s mouth.
Strap that runs along the horse’s cheek and connects the crownpiece to the snaffle bit; it keeps the bit in the desired place in the horse’s mouth.
Part of the bridle that runs around the head above the nostrils; it prevents the horse from opening its mouth and losing the bit.
Bit composed of a mouth and two side bars; it lowers the horse’s nose and is used in conjunction with a snaffle bit.
Metal chain that hangs from the cheek rings and passes under the horse’s jaw to secure the bit.
Bit composed of a mouth and two side rings; it lifts the horse’s head and is used only in combination with a curb bit.
Strap that the rider holds to control the curb bit and thus steer the horse.
Strap that the rider holds to control the snaffle bit and thus steer the horse.