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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

Sizing

Available in sizes Pony, Cob, Horse, Large Horse
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    Micklem Competition Bridle is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 291.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits beautifully, love it. I have been using this on my mare for about a month and she is much more relaxed and working great. She has a petite head for a warmblood and it fits her beautifully. Very easy to adjust for small or large heads. I have had to order custom cheek pieces before to get the right fit. She is between a cob and horse size. It has the perfect size noseband, not too big and bulky for my mare. Less straps mean less bulk on sides of face. Great bridle.
    Date published: 2017-05-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from my horse loves it!!!!!!!! I bought this for my ottb who I am starting to Event with. For the year I have had him he has been struggling to honestly seek contact. From the first ride using this bridle he is going through and happy to do so. Everyone who has seen us working has commented on how happy and well he is now. It may be partially training but I am sure the bridle has made him happier. Best money I have spent on him right up there with a new saddle.
    Date published: 2017-05-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love Micklem bridles, but disappointed this time. I purchased three Micklem bridles before buying this one. They have stood up to daily use and the horses love them. This particular bridle, however, was very dried out (poor quality leather) and one of the keepers broke while I was putting the bridle together. I am still waiting to hear back from Smartpak and the Mfg.
    Date published: 2017-05-08
    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
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