Putting on a Bridle
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- Take the bridle and hang it over your left arm with the browband nearest to your elbow and the buckles of the rein over the headpiece. This will leave both your hands free
- Untie the horse’s lead rope
- Place the reins over the horse’s head and neck. If necessary, you can hold him with the reins around his neck when you remove the headcollar
- Remove the headcollar and hang it up. Do not just drop it where you and the horse can tread on it
- If the horse is in a box or stable, turn him to the light, and proceed in the following way:
- Put your right hand under the horse’s jaw and up round the other side to the centre of his face, just above the nostrils
- Take both cheekpieces in this hand, keeping it close to the horse’s face
your left thumb, open his mouth and guide the bit in as in, while your
right hand eases the bridle up. Using both hands, place the headpiece
over the horse’s ears