Development of Horseware's incredibly popular Micklem Multibridle bridle - even better leather quality and an enhanced design to ensure the best possible comfort! This bridle, unlike the previous model, features a curved design for the noseband, jaw strap, browband, and headpiece, as well as a wider bit strap, all to make it as comfortable as possible for your horse.
The concept of Micklem bridles is to prevent pressure on sensitive points on the horse's face, such as the nose ridge or jawbone. The Multi-Bridle has been named because this bridle can be used both with a bit and as a bitless alternative, making it incredibly flexible and useful in a variety of situations.
Made from high-quality, dark brown, organic buffalo leather with soft padding on the neck, nose ridge, and more.
Horseware's innovative Bit Clips are a tool that you can easily attach between the bit and the cheekpiece to calm the bit and avoid unnecessary pressure on the bit. Bit Clips are not approved for competition but are a good complement for young horses or riders with unsteady hands.
- Anatomical fit
- Does not press on any sensitive facial nerves
- Curved headpiece, browband, jaw strap, and noseband
- Wide bit strap
- Can be used with a bit or bitless
- Detachable Bit Clips included
Some clear differences from a regular bridle are as follows:
- The placement of the noseband is higher than on a traditional bridle, which allows the horse to avoid pressure on the nasal bones, a sensitive point. Furthermore, the higher placement of the noseband avoids pressure on nerves in the area, which, with strong pressure, can create discomfort for the horse, potentially causing the lower part of the head to become lightly numb.
- A widened headpiece with soft padding prevents pressure on the Atlas bone, which has sensitive protrusions.
- The placement of the bridle's cheekpieces is somewhat lower than "normal" to avoid pressure on the protruding jawbones, also a sensitive point for many horses.
- Furthermore, these advantages prevent pressure on the cheek teeth, where rubbing and damage to the soft tissue inside the horse's mouth can easily occur.
How to fit the Micklem 2 Multi-Bridle:
- First, attach the bit to the bit straps with the snap facing outward. Then, attach them to the cheekpiece. For bitless use, attach the jaw strap as shown in the provided image.
- When fitting a Micklem bridle, it's essential to position the noseband slightly higher on the nose ridge, ideally about 2–3 cm above the corners of the mouth.
- Micklem bridles do not have a traditional jaw strap. Instead, there's another strap slightly lower down; this should sit against the skin, not hang loosely like a regular jaw strap.
- Fasten the noseband in front of the bit as you would with a traditional bridle.
- There are two different lengths of bit straps; you can determine which one fits your horse's anatomy best using the provided images as a reference.
Organic buffalo leather