Sizing Information

 

How do I determine what size I need?

The bridles are all very adjustable with plenty of 'play' so  correct fitting is rarley a problem.  Nevertheless, if any bridle should be found not to fit, it can be returned and swapped for a different size. We can also accommodate mixed sizes if need be.  If you would like to measure your horse's head to be sure of the size before ordering, measuring instructions are below with sizing charts.

Synthetic Bitless Bridles come in large, medium and small sizes. Unless you have a warmblood or a pony, you need a medium size. Warmbloods take a large size and ponies take a small size. Beta is also available in a draft size. A miniature size driving bridle is also available.  All sizes are adjustable.

English Leather Bitless Bridles come in extra full (for warmbloods), full (for average size horses), cob (for Arabians and horses with smaller heads) and small (for ponies).

The Western leather Bitless Bridle comes in small (for ponies and very small horses), medium (for average horse sizes) and large (Warmblood).

HOW TO MEASURE AND HEADSTALL SIZES

Noseband: Measure 1 1/2 " to 2" up from the corner of the horse's mouth. From that point, measure the circumference of the horse's nose. 

Headstall:  From the same point (1 1/2 " -  2" up from the corner of the horse's mouth),  run your tape measure to the very top of the poll (to the point right between the ears) and double that measurement number. This will determine the size headstall your horse needs

English Leather Headstall Noseband
Pony 29"-37"
(74 cm - 94 cm)
18"-20"
(46 cm - 51 cm)
Cob 33"-43"
(84 cm - 109 cm)
19"-21"
(48 cm - 56 cm)
Full 37"-46"
(94 cm - 117 cm)
21"-23"
(53 cm - 58 cm)
 Extra Full  42"-50"
(107 cm - 127 cm)
 22"-25"
(56 cm - 64 cm)

Nylon Headstall Noseband
Small 26"-38"
(74 cm - 99 cm)
17"-21"
(41 cm - 53 cm)
Medium 31"-43"
(84 cm - 109 cm)
19"-23"
(48 cm - 58 cm)
Large 36"-47"
97 cm - 122 cm)
21"-25"
(51 cm - 64 cm)

Beta Headstall Noseband
Small 29"-39"
(74 cm - 99 cm)
18"-22"
(46 cm -56 cm)
Medium 35"-45"
(84 cm - 109 cm)
19"-24"
(48 cm - 61 cm)
Large 38"-48"
(97 cm - 122 cm)
22"-26"
56 cm - 66 cm)
Draft 46"-57"
(117 cm - 145 cm)
24"-28"
(61 cm - 71 cm)
 Mini Driving  24" - 31"
(70 cm - 78 cm)
12" - 15" 
(30 cm - 38 cm)
Western Leather Headstall Noseband
Small   29"-39"
(74 cm - 99  cm)    
18"-22"
(46 cm - 56 cm)    
Medium 35"-45"
(84 cm - 109 cm)    
19"-24"
(48 cm - 61 cm)    
Large

38"-48"

(97 cm - 122 cm)    

22"-26"
(56 cm - 66 cm)    

 

 

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