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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.

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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Pony, Cob, Horse, Large Horse

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    Micklem Competition Bridle is rated 4.4564 out of 5 by 195.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Fit & Function at a Great Price! I needed a new bridle, one that fit comfortably on my horse's sensitive poll and cheek area. And I was looking for either a dropped noseband or a figure-8. Found everything in the Miklem! Bonus to have the leather so soft & supple from the beginning! I was a bit wary of ordering the Horse size, as my horse has worn a cob size KL Select bridle, with a cut-down noseband....but that's what the size hart recommended. With the included pony sized bit straps, the Miklem fits perfect, and my horse is comfortable!!!
    Date published: 2015-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bridle! I've had this bridle for almost a month and it's great! My horse works very well in it and it's comfy for him too. The leather is soft and has held up nicely. I really like the grippy rubber reins that also came with the bridle.
    Date published: 2015-08-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this bridle!! I have been using the Micklem bridle on my gelding for over a year and just bought another one for my mare. I think the look is simple and elegant and the design makes so much sense. It is much easier to put on and take off and clean. I had no trouble putting it together but it does take a bit of adjusting to get the nose band and the bit placed where you want them. The reins are rubber but nice and supple.I originally bought the bridle to see if it would make a difference in my gelding constantly fussing with the bit. Turns out that he just can't have a jointed bit but I like this bridle so much that I would not go back to a standard dressage bridle.
    Date published: 2015-08-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I was looking for! Have had just about a month. Noticed a real difference the 1st time we rode in this bridle. Morgan mare, refined head, cob size... dressage. No flash and no crank..she loves it and is on the bit... fits her so well... no pressure on the pol or nose... much easier on both of us and it looks beautiful!
    Date published: 2015-07-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Don't know if I can see a difference I really like the idea of this bridle and I really wanted it to work. My make is hard to get supple, can be heavy in the bridle and is tense at the canter (head in the air). I really can't say I could feel a difference, but that doesn't necessarily mean my mare can't. It might just take some more rides. For the price, the leather quality is not good. I've bought a $60 bridle that had better leather quality. The padded part that goes over the poll is good, but the rest if VERY stiff. For size references, I got Cob size and my mare is 1/2 Welsh Cob, 1/2 Arab and it fit on the very last hole for the flash and the throat latch. I thought about sizing up, but there is room to punch a hole if I need to and I didn't want to have an excess of leather everywhere. I am on the fence about keeping it, but I probably will. Also, for jumping, my mare needs a bit that is not compatible with this bridle, so I am only using it for dressage. My trainer said she has seen them come off...so take that for what it is worth.
    Date published: 2015-07-22
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