How To: Put Together An English Bridle

by Lizzie Lengling September 16, 2020 2 min read

How To: Put Together An English Bridle

Another great question we get all the time is “How do I put my bridle together? I just cleaned it and have NO idea how to put it back together!”

With so many types of bridles on the market nowadays, it can be even more confusing than ever... but who better to give you a tutorial than someone who has spent countless days pulling bridles apart and then putting them back together again... #groomlife4ever!

Read on for our easy how-to tutorial on how to put together a bridle!

 

How To Put Together An English Bridle

Parts of an english bridle

Step 1: Take the crown piece and orient it so the throat latch is towards the back and facing away from the horse's nose.

Step 2: Feed the first end of the browband through the crown piece and slide until you reach where the leather separates into the throat latch on the opposite side. Slide the second end of the browband onto the crown piece where the leather separates the first time. Be careful that the browband is facing the correct way and if the bridle has an emblem, that it is not upside down.

Step 3: Take the noseband and make sure it faces the same direction as the browband. Thread the long end without buckle through the side of the crown piece and browband with the throat latch.

Step 4: Continue to feed the noseband through the second side of the crown piece and browband and buckle back to the other side of the noseband.

Step 5: Take each cheekpiece and attach them to the front pieces of the crown piece.

Step 6: Attach the bit to each cheekpiece. Make sure your bit is facing forward and not upside down. Most bits are now slightly contoured to the horse’s mouth so you want the bit to follow the shape of the mouth.

The correct direction for a bit to face in a horse's mouth


Step 7: Attach the reins to the bit. With pin ended reins, the pin should face inwards towards the horse. If the reins have buckle ends, then the buckle faces outwards.

Step 8: Now is the time to try the bridle on your horse and adjust to the appropriate size!


As with all of these how to’s- it just takes some practice! The more often you take apart your bridle and put it back together, the quicker you will become. We even raced once in the store to see who could assemble one the fastest (I’m currently the reigning champ… of course ;)). So get a bunch of your friends together to practice and see which one of you is the quickest!

If you ever need any assistance, don't hesitate to reach out... we are here to help!



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