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Types of English bridles vary in function and design within the English riding disciplines. The three main types of English bridles include the snaffle bridle, double bridle and bitless bridle. BestEnglishSaddles.com carries a wide range English bridles of every type to suit your needs for price, value, and functionality.

English Snaffle Bridle
The English snaffle bridles are the most commonly used because of their versatility and functionality. It is typically used in starting young horses, trail riding, in all of the sport horse disciplines- hunter, jumper, dressage and eventing- and in fox hunting. A snaffle bridle consists of any of the many types of single snaffle bits such as an eggbutt, loose ring or dee ring snaffle, a single set of reins attached to that bit, and any of a number of types of noseband or caveson.

Weymouth (Double) Bridle
English Weymouth bridles can be spotted on horses training in the upper levels of dressage. The double bridle has two bits- a "Weymouth" , or curb, bit and a bradoon and two sets of reins. A curb bit has a non-jointed mouth piece, usually with some degree of port that allows room for the horse's tongue, a curb chain that exerts pressure under the chin, and shanks that allow a leverage action. A narrow curb rein is connected to a ring at the lower end of the shank. When a rein aid is used, the leverage on the shank of the bit travels up to the horse's poll.

English Bitless Bridles
English bitless bridles rely on pressure on key areas of the horse's head without the use of a bit in the horse's mouth. A rider or trainer may choose to use a bitless English bridle on a horse for many reasons. It might be used temporarily for the retraining of a horse that has been ridden by a heavy-handed rider or suffered a mouth injury. It might be used because a horse has dental issues or difficulties tolerating a bit to such an extent that behavioral issues developed. Other riders choose to use a bitless bridle for the overall comfort of the horse.

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