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bridle click to hear : bridle

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.
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throat latch crownpiece browband cheek strap snaffle strap noseband curb bit curb chain snaffle bit curb rein snaffle rein

throat latch click to hear : throat latch

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.

crownpiece click to hear : crownpiece

Strap that runs over the horse’s head behind the ears; it keeps the snaffle and cheek straps in place.

browband click to hear : browband

Strap that runs around the front of the horse’s head; it prevents the bridle from sliding backward.

cheek strap click to hear : cheek strap

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.

snaffle strap click to hear : snaffle strap

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.

noseband click to hear : noseband

Part of the bridle that runs around the head above the nostrils; it prevents the horse from opening its mouth and losing the bit.

curb bit click to hear : curb 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.

curb chain click to hear : curb chain

Metal chain that hangs from the cheek rings and passes under the horse’s jaw to secure the bit.

snaffle bit click to hear : snaffle 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.

curb rein click to hear : curb rein

Strap that the rider holds to control the curb bit and thus steer the horse.

snaffle rein click to hear : snaffle rein

Strap that the rider holds to control the snaffle bit and thus steer the horse.