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  • #2
    I have actually been trying to find a place that carries these


    • #3
      Dover sells it: Micklem Multibridle

      We've had a few threads here asking if anyone has one or used it and IIRC, no one had weighed in with first-hand experience.

      (I like the design and would be inclined to buy one but my riding-age horses are all with other people at the moment.)


      • #4
        Thanks. I saw it in a magazine and I really liked the way it fit the horses jaw. Kinda a cross between a drop noseband and a figure 8


        • #5
          I bought one a few months ago and I LOVE it!! My horse, who has mouth issues, is more content and happy. I like how I can use it to lunge too. The big thing I like about it is it seems to be more comfortable for him...I really believe the things about the nerves in the face...he doesn't rub his face on his legs anymore when we are done. I am a BELIEVER!!


          • #6
            So would you say that it is definitly worth the purchase price? I really want to try one, but I don't want to purchase it and find out that the horses don't go well in it.


            • #7
              So, I was always told that the throatlatch on a regular bridle when properly adjusted kept the bridle on the horse's head if you came off over his head. What holds this bridle on in the event you come off?
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              • #8
                If you have any questions at all about the Micklem Bridle, you can ask William himself!

                He is one of the featured bloggers on Barnmice and I cannot say enough about this superb horseman (and person).

                He will be happy to answer any of your bridle questions and help you in any way that he can.

                In addition, while you are on his page, do yourself a great favor and read his superb blogs.

                I have rarely encountered someone so accomplished, yet so accessible to everyone who needs his help!


                • Original Poster

                  In my opinion the throatlatch does nothing and is some sort of stylistic hold over from halters.


                  • #10
                    I like the concept...but is it dressage legal?
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                    • #11
                      Here are my experiences. I used it only as a bitless bridle:


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                      • #12
                        FYI, William Micklem is giving away two of his bridles at the end of June. http://www.barnmice.com/forum/topics...artnership-and


                        • #13
                          I bought the competition Micklem last winter from Dover and I really like it. Instead of the throat latch, there are 2 pieces that buckle behind the jaw. It is very secure.


                          • #14
                            I scored one in the Dover basement at a very favorable price! I used it on a mare that always stuck her tongue out. The first ride she was clearly a bit unnerved when we started, but got used to it quite soon (I used it with her regular bit, a KK). As I rode her in it, she got better and better and her tongue stayed in her mouth more and more. Then she got laid off due to her pregnancy. I'm really looking forward to bringing her back to work in it.
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                            • #15
                              How does it work for lunging? I like the way it fits the head- is is very adjustable? My mare has quite a dainty head. I've always felt that she's not quite comfortable in a normal bridle, even a comfort one.
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