CHOOSE THE RIGHT BRIDLE

JUMPING OR DRESSAGE?

Whether you need a jumping or dressage bridle depends on what discipline you ride. The two most common bridles are those for jumping and dressage and this is why we have chosen to focus on these areas of riding. Within dressage bridles, we offer both standard and double bridles as well as remont bridles. All of our bridles are anatomically designed, built to alleviate the pressure from the most sensitive parts of the horses neck and jaw to make sure the communication between horse and rider is as smooth as possible. All of our models are available in sizes Pony to X-Full ensuring you find the right fit for your horse. In addition to our range of different sizes, all parts of each bridle can be mixed and matched. For instance, the neck piece has the same design on all bridles and can be used independently of the model and the same goes for all other parts. Click here to see all of our bridles.   

JUMPING BRIDLES

Our jumping bridles are a bit lighter in their design with a nose and browband that are more narrow compared to the dressage bridles. Moreover, the neckpiece has the same functionality of a saddle to alleviate pressure from the most sensitive parts of the neck by being carved out over the middle of the neck. The narrow Aachen nose band gives it a more elegant look as well as improved functionality in giving more room for the bit. All jumping bridles are approved for competing in jumping and eventing for both pony and full sized horses. As with all of our leather goods, our jumping bridles are made in premium soft Italian vegetable tanned leather.  
ALEQUI jumping bridle rose gold noseband full anatomical neckpiece closeup.jpg
ALEQUI jumping bridle rose gold noseband full anatomical neckpiece closeup.jpg

JUMPING BRIDLES

Our jumping bridles are a bit lighter in their design with a nose and browband that are more narrow compared to the dressage bridles. Moreover, the neckpiece has the same functionality of a saddle to alleviate pressure from the most sensitive parts of the neck by being carved out over the middle of the neck. The narrow Aachen nose band gives it a more elegant look as well as improved functionality in giving more room for the bit. All jumping bridles are approved for competing in both jumping and fälttävlan for both pony and full sized horses. As with all of our leather goods, our jumping bridles are made in premium soft Italian vegetable tanned leather.
ALEQUI dressage bridle havana brown anatomical neckpiece noseband closeup

DRESSAGE BRIDLES

Our dressage bridles have a classic design with a modern touch. The Aachen nose band is extra softly padded, five centimeters wide and with a soft pullback buckle. The back part of the nose band is slightly bent in order to alleviate the pressure around the jaw and improve stability. Also, the buckle of the noseband is intentionally placed in a position where most horses have firmer skin, avoiding the risk of it being caught in the buckle while adjusting the strap. In general, our dressage bridles are wider in their shape compared to the jumping bridles and are offered as standard and double bridles as well as remont bridles. The standard and double bridles are available in all black, all brown, and black and brown with white padding. Similar to the jumping bridles, all dressage bridles are made in premium soft Italian vegetable tanned leather.
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WHY ANATOMICAL BRIDLES?

FUNCTIONALITY 

Neck piece 

The neck piece is anatomically shaped with a center that alleviates pressure from the horses neck whilst at the same time optimizing for the perfect fit. Our neck piece is universally designed to fit all of our bridles.

Side straps

All straps and side pieces are shaped and measured with the correct length to gently place the nose band at the correct angle. The soft vegetable tanned leather makes sizing the straps very easy to adjust.
ALEQUI clincher browband closeup
ALEQUI clincher browband closeup

FUNCTIONALITY 

Neck piece 

The neck piece is anatomically shaped with a center that alleviates pressure from the horses neck whilst at the same time optimizing for the perfect fit. Our neck piece is universally designed to fit all of our bridles.

Side straps

All straps and side pieces are shaped and measured with the correct length to gently place the nose band at the correct angle. The soft vegetable tanned leather makes sizing the straps very easy to adjust.
ALEQUI dressage bridle black anatomical neckpiece noseband closeup

Nose band

The back part of the nose band on all dressage bridles are shaped in slight 30 degree angle to avoid klämma the jaw of your horse when the nose band is being tightened.
Through continous testning, our design team has seen positive results of more smooth riding from this design compared to dressage bridles with a straight back part of the noseband. The 30 degree angle of the nose band avoids the most sensitive parts and gives more comfort to your horse.

Leather care

However, despite great design and production materials remember to always take good care of your bridle. By treating it with the right care you can make sure it lasts longer, read more about how to take good care of your leather products here.

ITALIAN LEATHER

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Italian leather from the Tuscan country side 

All of our leather is vegetable tanned and sourced from a family owned tannery a couple of miles outside Florence, in the Tuscan country side. We prefer to work with Italian leather because of its high quality and longer lasting features. This means that your leather bridles, halters and reins will not only last longer but also age better as you use them. In general, high quality leather gets softer the more they are worn and natural vegetable tanned leather in particular develops a beautiful patina over time.

What is vegetable tanned leather?

Vegetable-tanned leather is processed with natural and plant-based extracts instead of mass-produced in factories like other leathers. Rather than coloring leather with chromium sulfate and acids, vegetable tanned leather is tanned using tree bark. Although we recommend that you care for your leather after each usage, vegetable tanned leather rarely needs to be cleaned due to its long lasting capabilities.  
leather colour 2
leather colour 2

VEGETABILISKT GARVAT LÄDER

All of our leather is vegetable tanned and sourced from a family owned tannery a couple of miles outside Florence, in the Tuscan country side. We prefer to work with Italian leather because of its high quality and longer lasting features. This means that your leather bridles, halters and reins will not only last longer but also age better as you use them. In general, high quality leather gets softer the more they are worn and natural vegetable tanned leather in particular develops a beautiful patina over time.
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Choosing a Tuscan leather product is a statement and reflects your choice in high quality leather that will stand the test of time. We hope that you will enjoy our leather products as much as we do.
All the best,
The design team at ALEQUI