Remote or on-site custom bridle fitting.
Please measure a bridle that fits with the bit typically used or make adjustments to the measurements. For best results, DO NOT measure the horse’s head.
List of Needed Measurements:
1. Bit end of cheek up over crown to bit end of cheek
2. Throatlatch: all the way around over crown.
3. Browband: straight across end to end, do not include any drop, dip or v.
4. Split in crown (or bottom edge of browband) up over crown to split in crown(or bottom edge of browband).
5. Noseband: measure from front edge of buckle to hole typically used, or inside closed noseband.
Send pictures of current bridle if possible with notes if you adjusted measurements from that bridle.
I start with determining the size crown the horse needs as most of the other pieces will be impacted by the crown size. The shaped ear area and the strap splits need to lie in a spot that allows the browband to sit below the ears. The bottom edge of the browband should sit right at the strap split and sit against the forehead, not snug nor loose. The strap splits need to be low enough to allow the browband to not pull the crown forward, but not too low that the browband looks sloppy. Once the crown and browband size is determined, the cheek piece is fit. The usual bit the horse uses should be used to fit this and the buckle should be approximately lined up with the eye. I generally fit to the middle buckle hole or a bit higher when doing remote fittings. The noseband sizing should be adjusted to a middle hole setting and the buckle adjustment for height should also line up with the eye. The final piece is the throatlatch and it should be adjusted so it is not snug when the horse is flexed vertically.