Having decided to try dressage riding what dressage tack & equipment will you need to get started. Definitely not top end branded horse tack that’s for sure. Wait until you’ve advanced beyond novice before investing in top quality tack and equipment.
Firstly Frederico Caprilli proposed and introduced the jumping seat then Count Illias Toptani moved things forward by developing a proper jumping saddle. A saddle that gives the rider a more secure seat and the show jumping horse more room to move under the rider.
Some riders, particularly in dressage and showing competitions where it can be mandatory, find fitting a double bridle a daunting prospect. So, we’ve included here a fairly basic step by step guide on how to fit a double bridle. But, always remember the correct use and fitting of the double bridle is of great importance
Your horses bridle is of paramount importance in every aspect of your riding and horse training. Not only must the bridle fit your horse perfectly, but it must encourage submission and acceptance of the bit without exerting undue pressure on your horses head
The dressage saddle has a straighter flap that allows the horse to move more freely and shows more of the horses shoulder. It also helps the dressage rider adopt the correct dressage position
Don’t you think injecting £4 billion into the UK economy means UK horse owners deserve horse tack that is guaranteed to do the job equestrian manufacturers and retailers say it will? Exactly what guarantee do tack shops provide?
The double bridle is not compulsory at any level in British Dressage. But there are rules governing the use of bridles and bits in dressage competitions. So when can you use a double bridle for dressage
The General Purpose Saddle is the most commonly used and most popular saddle used in horse riding. It evolved from the jumping saddle but the panels and flaps are straighter and the stirrup bars are positioned farther back