Ascot Quality Leather Slip Head & Cheek, also known as a Bradoon Strap, with Stainless Steel fittings.
The Slip Head & Cheek is required to hold a second (Bradoon) bit to make a double bridle. It can also be used alone with a Chifney bit as an anti rearing aid. When using a Slip Head to make a double bridle you require a narrower width from the cheek piece on your existing bridle.
Sizes: Pony-Cob, Cob-Full
Black or Brown Leather
Ascot Slip Head & Cheek (Bradoon Strap)
Leather should be 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.