The Double bridle - The right aid in the correct hands

A how-to guide to fitting a double bridle properly

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

The Horse Bridle in Horse Training & Riding

A Guide to the Horse Bridle and its parts

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

Side Saddle History & Use

The Side Saddle from its humble beginnings as a pad for equestrian pillion riding in medieval times has endured many changes of style during the centuries

Buying a Horse then Horse Hock Conformation Matters

No Hock No Horse ... Performance horse that is ...

Horse hock conformation matters because any breed can produce a horse with undersized or under-strength hocks, so if you’re interested in a performance sports horse, make sure you look at the hocks before you look at the color, the height or that pretty head

Horse Conforrmation & Points of the Horse

A look at horse conformation and the points of the horse

The conformation of your horse refers to the correctness of its bone structure, musculature, and its body proportions. Both horse conformation and knowing the points of the horse are important to horse owners that want or have to to care for a horse; or are involved in the equestrian industry or equestrian competition

The Western Saddle or Cowboy Saddle

Very different to an English saddle the Western Saddle was intended to be used by cowboys who would have to spend all day in the saddle. Today there are many types of Western Saddle designed specifically for equestrian disciplines such as cutting, barrel racing, showing and endurance riding

Buying a horsebox - The horsebox test drive

Buying a Horsebox & Maintaining Your Horsebox

Buying a horsebox is a major purchase option and requires careful consideration. For most horse owners owning a good quality horsebox with living and plenty of room for horsey friends, is a dream come true. But practical matters should take precedence and running costs as well as the initial purchase price should be considered

A look at Eventing Saddles

Specialist Eventing saddles tend to be even futher forward cut than the flatter seated jumping saddle model and some are slighly shorter in the flap. Extra forward cut saddle flaps allow the rider to ride shorter in eventing saddles.

Using a Double Bridle in Cross Country Riding

A double bridle is permitted in cross country riding, training and equestrian eventing but is rarely used today, the preference being for Pelhams, most riders fail to appreciate how strong horses can benefit from the checking action of the curb part of the double bridle