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Rambo® Micklem® Competition Bridle

Rambo - Item #18335
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The Rambo® Micklem® Competition Bridle is ergonomically designed from the inside out with your horse’s comfort in mind. Based on the shape and anatomy of the skull itself, this one-of-a-kind bridle is carefully crafted to avoid pressure on sensitive areas of your horse’s head such as the facial nerves, projected cheekbones, or the upper jaw molars. The noseband is specifically placed and shaped to avoid interfering with the horse’s breathing. Additionally, the wide, contoured crown alleviates pressure on the noseband while padding on the crown, browband, and noseband add to your horse’s comfort. Plus, the soft leather is vegetable-tanned and environmentally friendly.

The competition bridle features hand-finished leather that will look great in the show ring. Two sets of different sized pairs of bit straps are included to ensure an ideal fit. Additionally, tongue protection clips are included which can be used to lift the bit in the horse’s mouth to prevent undue or abrupt pressure from being applied to the bars or the tongue. This can be especially helpful when starting a young horse or for inexperienced riders. Finally, it even comes complete with rubber reins so you have everything you need to get started.

This bridle is approved for FEI competition.


Please note: Horseware does not recommend using this bridle as a bitless bridle. If you’re looking for a Micklem bridle that can be converted into a bitless bridle, check out the Rambo Micklem Multibridle
Favorite Features
  • Ergonomic design based on the shape and anatomy of the horse's skull
  • Helps avoid pressure on sensitive areas of the horse's head
  • Padded crown, browband, and noseband for additional comfort
  • Vegetable-tanned leather is soft and environmentally friendly
  • Hand-finished leather will look great in the show ring
  • Bit straps allow for an ideal fit
  • Tongue protection clips can help relieve undue pressure on the horse's tongue
  • Comes complete with rubber reins
Key Specifications
  • Material: Leather
  • Closure Style: Buckle
  • Style: Eventing
  • Padding: Yes
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Available in sizes Pony, Cob, Horse, Large Horse
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Material Leather
Closure Style Buckle
Style Eventing
Noseband Width 3/4"
Browband Width 3/4"
Padding Yes
Customizable No
Special Features Micklem bridle is designed to avoid pressure points to comfortably fit the horse's head. Soft padding throughout the bridle. Stainless steel hardware.

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    Rambo® Micklem® Competition Bridle is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 331.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful The weather looks much better than it does in the pictures. It is a beautiful quality bridal!
    Date published: 2020-09-30
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh- not in love with this bridle Rambo is a brand I expect quality from- well this leather isn't high quality and the overall fit of this bridle is just ok. I really wanted to love this bridle as I do most if not all my other Rambo items, but I'm not sold on the fit and as stated the leather quality for the price. Maybe I expected too much from Horseware/Rambo :(
    Date published: 2020-08-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Value I waited two years to buy this for my big horse. It fits him perfectly, and is good quality.
    Date published: 2020-06-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still unsure of this one! I think that I like this bridle! It’s very different, but seems to be comfortable for my horse and it actually looks good on him. The throat latch is a little snug but there’s lots of options to adjust. Disappointed that it’s made in India.
    Date published: 2020-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bridle! I love this bridle! I just rode with it on my very agitated OTTB, he has ulcers and constantly getting agitated, tossing his head, etc. But after I got this bridle he improved so much! He still has a little agitated here in there (prolly from the ulcers) but overall i saw a huge improvement. I am definintely going to purchase more Micklem products.
    Date published: 2020-02-19
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nicely designed, not so great quality I seldom purchase expensive bridles: to me a $200 bridle is expensive. But, I wanted something that would fit my horse better. I like the design of the bridle, and my horse seems comfortable in it once we got it adjusted correctly. However, I am less than pleased with the quality. I've honestly gotten better quality leather on some India-made pieces I've purchased for a fraction of the price. And that's sad. The leather is very thick and very stiff. I had great difficulty getting the ends of the straps through the keepers as the leather did not want to bend and in one case, was too thick to even fit in the keeper. The bit straps are a big wad on the side of my horse's face: I'm hopeful that with use it'll somehow look better, as is, not the best look for a 'competition bridle'. For $200, I expected a lot better quality and am disappointed that way. The design is great, though.
    Date published: 2020-01-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice bridle - mare loves it - weird fit AQHA So the quality is amazing - bridle was very nice and leather soft and pliant right out of the packaging. And honestly my mare really loved it. I am hesitant to believe "earth-shattering" reviews but overall this really made her almost immediately quieter and more comfortable. Is it a miracle? No. But this is the second horse in our barn with a Miklem who has experienced a much happier horse after changing over from conventional bridles to the Miklem. The only negative thing I have to say is that as the owner of an AQHA, they do have wider heads/jowls than your usual horse. My mare is 15.1 and her head length borders on cob/horse, nose size is definitely cob-sized, having a daintier head than your usual stock-type QH, and while the horse size bridle does fit her well in terms of length, the strap beneath the cheek (throat-latch) is too short. Maybe because Miklem didn't really anticipate a wider head because it tested on warmbloods/TBs that have narrower heads? Who knows? If I had bought large horse, she would be swimming in the bridle in terms of the length and noseband. Just wish Miklem had taken larger jowls into account!! But otherwise, a great bridle and one of the best pieces of equipment I have bought in a really long time.
    Date published: 2020-01-06
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stiff leather and sizing is huge The leather was stiff and there was next to non existent padding. Even after oiling, stayed stiff and stood off my horses face as it never relaxed. My horse has a standard size head in everything I've ever fit him in. He's actually a bit broad in the forehead so typically warmblood size browbands fit him. This thing swallowed his head in the flash area, bit keeper, brow band and length as we ran out of adjustment. The throatlatch was tight super tight. Found a knockoff with better padding, better sizing, and much more supple leather for $80.
    Date published: 2019-12-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bridle I highly recommend this bridle. Once the adjustments are done the fit is perfect.
    Date published: 2019-12-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing for fussy OTTB!!! I just got this bridle today and tried it on my 15.2h OTTB gelding. Full size, fits PERFECTLY. D ring snaffle fit with the bridle and wasn't weird with the fit. He’s always fussy, but today when I rode him in it, he was not fussy at all, super supple, soft, etc etc. While normally he isn’t. He loves it and so do I. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
    Date published: 2019-10-20
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