Our design allows for freedom from noseband restriction and our modified 'jaw piece' keeps your bridle secure by offsetting pressure with the browband. This is in a TEST mode - so by buying this at cost pricing you agree to give us feedback and send us pics.
The fit: The 'jaw piece' should sit on the bottom third or under the cheek, this ensures the stability. There is a lot of flexibility in sizing as you can adjust the cheek piece by the crown piece and the bit. We offer horse and cob, both fit pretty true to size but cob is on the bigger side - so if you have a horse with a normal size head the cob will fit. Rubber reins with stoppers are included.
Cob browband : 16 in
Cob Cheek piece : 10 in
Horse browband : 17.5 in
Horse Cheek piece : 11 1/2 in
Sadly because of biosecurity concerns all sales are final. Read our terms here. If you order the wrong size email us and we'll send you a discount code for a second one!
"I ordered and received a bridle recently and I love it! Lovely design, leather and great fit on my connemara ponies. So I have ordered two more." - Chris C, Vermont
"Bridle made it in and it is LOVELY. It is extremely adjustable and easily fits my warmblood and draft cross. Super excited to use!" -Veronica M, Georgia
"LOVE the bridle! It's so so adjustable and I'm so impressed with the quality! I love the crown piece!" - Ariana
"I wanted to tell you I got to
try the freedom bridle today and I'm in love with it! I think it was easy to adjust and felt very secure on my guy's head. He even seemed to appreciate the lack of a noseband, and I think he
enjoyed being able to work the bit more as opposed to having a figure 8 noseband on. He's a draft cross, so has a pretty big head, but I feel like it was pretty correct to size." - Cassie M, Colorado
"Thank you @millbrookleathers for this fantastic design.
Quality and Craftsmanship = A+
Adjustability = A+
Ergonomic shape = A+
Padding = A+
Aesthetics = A+
I’m particularly fond of the stitching, spacious contoured brow band and thoughtfully designed crown piece. Many padded bridles I find too bulky (and have observed several that actually increase pressure on the poll). The crown piece of the Freedom Bridle is lightly padded with cut outs for poll relief and flexibility." -Insight Equine
"• What does a noseband do?• Do riders know WHY they use them?• More importantly, is the desired outcome truely being achieved by the action of using them?I have found all cases of horses nashing, opening the mouth, being inconsistent or heavy in the contact, head tilting, hollowing, etc, is about having the correct bit that the horse finds comfortable. It is also about the riders hands & the way they use them to communicate via the horses mouth. These are the two things that need correction/attention & NOT the addition of a noseband.So to correct a horses ‘mouth’ you shouldn't try to ‘stop’ an undesirable trait with restriction (i.e.: tighten the noseband, or worse still, tighten a secondary strap below the bit) - this would cause further discomfort & resistance for something the horse is already expressing is not comfortable, therefore it cannot accept it with a quiet mouth.And a quiet mouth is NOT a ‘shut mouth’. No living mammal on earth goes around with it’s jaw closed & teeth together - it must remain relaxed & open. Optimum performance cannot happen any other way.Therefore the conclusion is simple - the noseband really should be a fashion piece, treated like a browband - it serves no purpose/benefit to be ‘used’ to do anything, as any tightness or restriction from a noseband simply makes peak performance impossible. Any horses ‘winning’ with this gear…. imagine how amazing they would truely be WITH A LOOSE NOSEBAND! & here is why:Did you know:– On an equine dissection (yes, like an autopsy) any pressure applied in the horses mouth or to the jaw (which causes the hyoid bone at the base of the tongue to move up and/or back in the jaw) renders the hind legs restricted (difficult to move by a human) with effects also evident in the hips, yet the leg can be freely moved when the jaw is released (when the hyoid bone is allow to sit lower & forward in the jaw/mouth). This is fact.– The job of the jaw is to act like a pendulum to give the horse correct balance & allows the horse to have awareness of limb placement. This relies on the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) of the jaw to be pain & pressure free.– The jaw of the horse is a reflection of the pelvis. If the jaw is stuck, the horses pelvis will be too. This is seen in the obvious evasion of head tilting to allow the pelvis to move if the jaw cannot.– closing the mouth & closing the gullet (over-bent) when riding causes the hyoid bone of the tongue to become blocked, which is directly connected to & tightens the muscles at the base of the neck through to the chest. This also makes it hard for the horse to swallow - causing excessive saliva/foam to pour from the horses mouth.So in light of these facts - here is the positive side of having a loose, caveson noseband (or none at all!):+ The horses mouth becomes a reflection of it’s acceptance of the reins aids & how much they understand the communication of their rider+ The horse has nothing to resist against - as there is no restriction.+ A calm yet mobile mouth means they are light on the reins & relaxed through the neck so they can easily swallow+ Freedom to the jaw will allow freedom in the pelvis & hind legs+ Your horse has 100% chance of giving you it’s best performance!It’s time we all stopped just using items of gear, because that’s what they sell in the shops ~ but really think about how we are trying to train our horses to understand us & give them the best chance of producing what we really want ~ HARMONY© Love Your Horse <3"