Quality English leather High Ring Grackle Bridle with Stainless Steel fittings.
The High Ring/Mexican Grackle bridle is fitted higher on the horses nose than a standard figure of 8 grackle.It is used to remind the horse to keep its mouth closed and helps prevent him from crossing his jaw higher up. It also provides for more expansion of the nostrils,which is preferable for horses performing work involving galloping.This Grackle bridle has a fluffy real sheepskin centre pad,and features leather discs behind the rings to help prevent the ring rubbing the cheek bones.The plain leather browband completes the balanced look.
Available in Black or Brown
Cheek & Brow 1/2"/13mm Pony
Cheek & Brow 5/8"/16mm Cob, Full, Ex-Full
Classic High Ring (Mexican) Grackle Bridle
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.