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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 282.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bridle! Really love the Micklem design for some horses. Not that prettiest bridle, but the function definitely out weighs the lack of stylish features. For a few horses I ride this is a night and day difference from a conventional snaffle bridle. Every trainer should have one in their tack room :)
    Date published: 2017-02-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I just bought this bridle and I am very pleased for the most part tho I did notice that some off the leather were the holes are started to crack! I am very disappointed about that but nothing Some oil can't fix. Overall pretty nice quality but I don't think it was worth 200, my thoroughbred didn't change when I rode him in it but he definitely didn't dislike it. Everyone I have talked to has loved this bridle I would definitely recommend it.
    Date published: 2017-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Voodoo magic bridle I'm generally opposed to training devises such as draw reins, etc., but at the request of my trainer who uses it on her own horse, I agreed to try hers for a day. It had a Happy Mouth double jointed boucher. I figured I'd be getting run away with or have my arms pulled out of their sockets & was fully prepared. But WOW! My hot jumper loped around like a hunter! Soft, submissive, responsive, no head tossing, seeking contact....not things typical of this mare! I thought it was a fluke but used it again the next day. Same thing! Still skeptical, I used my regular bridle with regular double jointed snaffle on day 3. She went back to the same strong, somewhat resistant, head tossing hot jumper...... So....... I bought my own with the exact same bit as used on my trainer's bridle. We haven't looked back since then. Not sure how it works & don't really care. It's worked miracles with my horse! As far as leather quality, it's not the luxurious leather of expensive bridles, but is certainly decent. Leather balsam has softened it up nicely.
    Date published: 2017-02-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my Micklem Competition Bridle! My horse has a bony protrusion on her jaw that was getting rubbed by the noseband on her previous bridle. The Micklem Bridle is designed to eliminate the regular nose band and now I do not have to worry that her bridle is making her uncomfortable. The bridle has a stream-lined look that I really appreciate because my horse has a smaller face. I recommend this bridle to everyone.
    Date published: 2017-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Supple leather The leather is supple and I really like the rubber reins, having never used anything but leather previously. For a horse that is overall sensitive to using a flash the bridle may be too strong. I cannot use for the horse intended but it works well with the other. I may even be able to switch to a bit even milder than the one currently in use.
    Date published: 2017-01-18
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