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What kind of bridle is this?

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  • What kind of bridle is this?

    Has anyone seen a bridle like this before?


    It looks like it has two throat latches, and some sort of extra strap for the noseband. Any ideas? Custom maybe? Trying to figure out what it's purpose could be.

    Also, this photo is just lovely.

  • #2
    I am interested too, as well as wondering what it does exactly haha. I don't really know the purpose of having two (possible) throat latches...


    • #3
      Interesting! I've never seen anything like it...


      • #4
        It looks like the noseband has its own crown/throatlatch separate from the crown/throatlatch holding up the bit. Very strange...


        • #5
          All I can say is "a Cheater rein on a pelham " at that level, REALLY?????


          • #6
            Originally posted by MIKES MCS View Post
            All I can say is "a Cheater rein on a pelham " at that level, REALLY?????
            We've been through this before:

            ...And so on.

            They should just all go back to the cross rails until they learn to ride with two reins, huh?


            • #7
              Originally posted by MIKES MCS View Post
              All I can say is "a Cheater rein on a pelham " at that level, REALLY?????
              Often at that level it is harder to ride with two reins than a converter, and the second rein can get confusing when there is a running martingale in the mix. There is nothing wrong with a converter if the horse goes well in it.


              • #8
                While it's not this bridle, this bridle does have a strap that is sort of the same as in the pic. I bet that second throat latch crosses under the jaw and attaches to the noseband like this.



                • #9
                  Looks like it's two bridles put together.. If you look closer, the throat latches aren't attached to the same piece and there are two crown pieces.


                  • #10
                    Huh, never seen anything like it either. Looks like two crown pieces, one holding the bit, one holding the cavason - then another strap which is holding the cavason cheek pieces down.
                    APPSOLUTE CHOCKLATE - Photo by Kathy Colman


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Simkie View Post
                      While it's not this bridle, this bridle does have a strap that is sort of the same as in the pic. I bet that second throat latch crosses under the jaw and attaches to the noseband like this.

                      This configuration and purpose gets my vote.

                      If you read Dyon's explanation, it's all about keeping the crown piece well behind the ears. So second throat latch is actually a tad tight on the jaw and the redundant noseband attaches to it on the underside of the jaw.

                      Really, the Dyon explanation and pics do a better job than I can.
                      The armchair saddler
                      Politically Pro-Cat


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MIKES MCS View Post
                        All I can say is "a Cheater rein on a pelham " at that level, REALLY?????
                        Yet you didn't comment on the high bit adjustment?


                        • #13
                          There are little "V's" stitched on the browband. Know what brand that might be?


                          • #14
                            That is the most unusual configuration I have ever seen, and I've seen some weird ones. It looks like it could be a "jerryrigged" version of the Dyon, perhaps?
                            Trying a life outside of FEI tents and hotel rooms.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GingerJumper View Post
                              That is the most unusual configuration I have ever seen, and I've seen some weird ones. It looks like it could be a "jerryrigged" version of the Dyon, perhaps?
                              I'm not sure...the leather color and stitching look so well matched that I think it might be one bridle. Plus both throat latches and both crown pieces are connected. I'm thinking there is probably more to the bridle than we can see under the horse's chin and throat?


                              • #16
                                They look to be Dyon reins, so maybe its an older version of the dyon bridle posted? Either way, thats a lot to buckle up!!


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by eqsiu View Post
                                  Yet you didn't comment on the high bit adjustment?
                                  Ah, I just put my glasses on , and I'm just gonna say no comment ...
                                  except that I don't like where the curb hook sits or the type either , Ok I'm not saying anything more.