Once you have shined your tack to perfection follow our simple steps to put your bridle back together.
Step 1 – headpiece
Check the headpiece is the correct way round – the throatlash should be to the back – then slide the browband onto it.
Step 2 – cheekpieces
Attach the cheekpieces to each side of the headpiece.
Step 3 – the bit
Attach the bit to the cheekpieces. Check the bit is the right way round – the mouthpiece should be slightly curved forwards to fit in your pony’s mouth.
Step 4 – noseband
Thread the long strap on the noseband through each side of the browband and inside the headpiece, then fasten to the other strap on the noseband.
Top tip – Check the noseband hangs inside the bit and cheekpieces
Did you know? On some bridles, the long strap from the noseband sits over the headpiece, rather than under it.
Step 5 – reins
Fasten the reins to the bit rings below the cheekpieces, making sure they’re not twisted or tangled.
Top tip – Practice makes perfect when it comes to putting bridles back together. Why not challenge your friends to see who can do it fastest, or even blind-folded?
Are you ready for the next step? check out how to put your bridle on your pony and check its fit.