Take the measurements around the horses head, to the same point on the other side, for the noseband, headpiece split to split, throatlash and browband.
The Split to Split on the Headpiece (Where the wide poll leather spits into the 2 hangers) measurement is the first one to take. The point for the measurement is 3/4" below the base of the ear. EVERYONE gets this measurement wrong and they are always too short!
The Cheekpiece Buckles must NOT be higher than eye-level to avoid compromising the TMJ and the measurement must be taken with the current bridle on and with the bit that is to be used attached and in the mouth in the correct position. Measure only the LEATHER part, not including the buckles. Most people measure this part too LONG!
The Browband must be long enough to allow the Headpiece to sit back, away from the rear bulge of the back of the ear and includes the 'Loops'.
The Noseband is measured all around the nose at a point about 3/4" BELOW the front part of the cheekbone. Add 2" to this measurement.
Email or ring me to size the individual parts.
WHEN YOU FIRST FIT THE BRIDLE, DO NOT FASTEN THE BUCKLES OR SLIDE THE BROWBAND ON THE HEADPIECE!! Both actions will mark the headpiece and you will not be able to return it.!!!
Instead. slide the hangers onto the keepers, as I cannot accept any returns with Buckle marks or popper scratches on them!!!
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