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When choosing show horse bridles, consider the discipline in which the horse is being shown. Use a basic noseband bridle if showing in the hunter's ring, or flashy bridles for the dressage and equitation rings. Find an appropriate show horse bridle with help from an equestrian team head coach in this video on equestrian supplies. To buy a custom-fit English horse saddle, buy a saddle from a tack shop that fits the horse and have a saddle fitter make alterations; or choose a saddle brand that makes custom fits, such as Antares. Have a custom saddle maker measure the horse and rider to get the perfect fit with advice from an equestrian team head coach in this video on equestrian supplies. The best horse riding gear to wear should include comfortable riding pants, paddock boots, half chaps, riding gloves and a well-fitting helmet. Stay safe, and prevent rubs and sores when riding a horse by using advice from an equestrian team head coach in this video on horse riding supplies. Get ready for a dressage horse show by cleaning the bit and the stirrups, polishing tall boots, making sure the horse is clean and brushing out the horse's mane and tail. Prepare for any horse show with regular riding lessons, and consider advice from an equestrian team head coach in this video on horse show preparation...
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There are a lot of different show bridles to pick from, when you're thinking about a horse show. And the first thing you'll have to consider, is which discipline you'll be showing in. If you're showing in the hunter's or equitation, then you have a little more flexibility as to the style of bridle. This is a bridle that has a figure-8 noseband. And right now it's a little bit of a style that's popular, and it has this nice fuzzy nose piece, and this one has a decorative pattern, so it's quite pretty. If you're showing in the hunters, you have a little less flexibility as to what's allowed. You aren't allowed to have the figure-8 nose band, or any kind of flash noseband. You can only have this basic noseband. However, this is kind of a nice thick nose band, which can look good on the bigger horses. And also this has the decorative pattern, which is really popular for horse showing. And lastly, if you're going to be showing in the dressage ring, you are allowed to have a flash noseband. You're also allowed to have a drop nose band or a figure-8 nose band. However, black is usually more custom, customary, and tends to match the black dressage, saddle. So if you're choosing a dressage bridle, it's usually best to go with black.
Specialty: Hunter, Jumper, Equitation