Quality leather Ascot Grackle Bridle with Stainless Steel fittings.
This Grackle Bridle has Beautifully Raised and Softly padded top straps on the noseband. The Browband features the same padding to complete the look.
The grackle style noseband is used to remind the horse to keep its mouth closed and helps prevent him from crossing his jaw. It also provides for more expansion of the nostrils, which is preferable for horses performing work involving galloping.
This Grackle bridle has a fluffy synthetic sheepskin centre pad, and features the addition of leather discs behind the rings to help prevent rubbing on the cheek bones. The Comfort style, softly padded, headpiece removes the need for an overhead strap adding to the luxury and elegance of this bridle.
Should be fitted higher than a normal Grackle, above the cheek bones.
Available in Black or Brown Leather
Widths: 1/2"/13mm: Pony
5/8"/16mm: Cob, Full, Extra-Full
Ascot Comfort Grackle Bridle
Leather should been cleaned and conditioned regularly to keep it supple and to prolong its life. Here are some useful tips on how to maintain your bridlework:-
i) Always apply leather conditioner several times before using new tack, this will soften and protect the leather before use.
ii) Remove sweat and grime everytime the bridlework is used, using a slightly damp sponge or cloth.
iii) Re-apply leather conditioner as necessary, climate and use effect this, like watering a plant too much is as bad as too little!
iv) Depending how often you ride, you will need to dismantle your bridle completely for a thorough cleaning periodically. This will involve using leather cleaner (not saddle soap) and the re-application of conditioner.
v) Check the stitching and billets regularly, paying particular attention to where the bit is attached to the bridle at the reins and the cheek pieces, any wear should be repaired, or replaced by a reputable saddler immediately.