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Micklem Competition Bridle

Horseware Ireland
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Why We Love This

The Bridle with an Ergonomic Design

The Micklem Competition Bridle by Horseware Ireland is designed to fit the horse's skull and prevent uncomfortable pressure points. This unique shape makes this bridle the most comfortable and effective ever designed. Available in both black and dark havana (brown). Approved for FEI competition.

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Favorite Features
  • Ergonomic design to fit the shape of the horse's skull
  • 5/8" Eco-friendly with rubber reins
  • Stainless steel buckles
  • Padding on noseband, browband, and cheek pieces

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Available in sizes Pony, Cob, Horse, Large Horse
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    Micklem Competition Bridle is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 288.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This bridle has made such a difference to my horse! I had heard good things, but wasn't expecting miracles... but honestly if your horse seems at all unhappy or fussy about the contact you should consider this bridle. It has improved my horses connection incredibly, even without the bit clips. I haven't even needed to try those!
    Date published: 2017-04-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great flexibility! I bought this for my 7 yr old Andalusian who is very sensitive and always fussing with the bridle. Overall the fit is good, but I did have to replace the browband with a larger one. I tried using the bridle with various bits, with and without the clips to the bit. When using the clips, he is very steady, but heavier in the bridle and less sensitive to nuanced cues, so we are not using the clips. He seems much happier in this bridle overall. He holds the bit more quietly and is not as inclined to grab it as an evasion. The leather is nice quality. A little stiff, but I know that will improve with conditioning. It is a very dark brown. I use it for dressage and jumping.
    Date published: 2017-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bridle! I bought this bridle about 6 months ago to help my wind sucker who wears a cribbing strap deal with poll pressure exerted in the bridle. Instantaneous improvement with acceptance in the bridle. It is a winner!
    Date published: 2017-03-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautifully balanced bridle I was intrigued with the idea of a more ergonomic bridle. I have a young 4 year old that is just being started and I wanted to give him the easiest way to start. Especially knowing that he is still dealing with teeth that are changing and wolf teeth that may or may not come in at some point. This bridle has been amazing. I paired it with a very simple double jointed happy mouth and he is super happy and taking a light contact. This bridle did take a little bit of reading to understand how to properly fit and adjust the bit and the noseband but it was explained in the booklet that came with the bridle. And a special bonus that it comes with my favorite reins on the planet. Super supple yet sticky rubber reins that are easy to grip yet flexible enough for you to be light in your contact. My only complaint is that it is a fairly plain bridle however the browband is easily changeable so I was able to dress this bridle up a little bit for show.
    Date published: 2017-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pony approves My pony seems to be softer in my hand and a bit more willing to move forward. He is a large pony, similar to a Welsh Cob Section D. I ordered the horse size for my boy and it was a good fit. A Cob size would have been too small . So far he seems to like it. The leather seems nice and is soft and easy to adjust . The noseband is not too wide and I think he likes the "minimalist" feel of this bridle. I always thought it was a gimmick , but, not after the difference I felt in him after the first ride. For my pony , it has been a positive tack improvement.
    Date published: 2017-03-01
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