Not sure what bridle or breastplate size you need?
Check out our sizing charts below. And remember, not every horse has a 'standard' sized head, so if you need to build a tailored bridle (ie with a larger browband or smaller noseband) we are happy to help. Or, just want a different browband? Easy, we can switch it. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do you measure a standard bridle?
Browband: measured from the end of each loop, straight across. Even if the style is curved.
Noseband: measured as a circumference when done up in the middle hole
Headpiece: measured with the cheek pieces attached on the middle hole. Measure from bit, to bit, over the top of the horse's head.
Reins: measured as a single side length from bit to buckle (don't measure the buckle).
Standard bridle sizing chart:
Pony – 23cm
Cob – 25cm
Full – 27cm
WB – 29.5cm
How do you measure an anatomic / micklem style bridle?
To get the perfect fit for your anatomic / micklem style bridle, refer to the below sizing chart, using the diagram. It is recommended that you mark out the measurements with chalk on your horse’s face, so that once you’ve finished your measurements you can see the pattern of the fit, and be sure you have measured correctly.
Our micklem style bridles are fairly standard in sizing.
Measurement 1: measure from 1cm under the horse's cheekbone, all the way over the horse’s poll to the same point on the other side.
Measurement 2: measure the browband vertically from end of loop, to end of loop (don’t dip the measuring tape for curved browbands).
Measurement 3: run your finger down the bottom point of the protruding cheek bone until you get to the top of the bit. Then measure across your horse’s nose horizontally to the same point on the other side.
Measurement 4: from the outer corner of your horse’s eye, run your finger vertically down your horse’s face and stop when you reach around the middle of the bit ring (you will be an inch or so away from the bit ring). Measure from this point under your horse’s chin to the same point on the other side of its face.
Anatomic / micklem style bridle sizing chart:
Measurements are taken from the middle hole, with 2-3 holes available either side. Therefore you are looking for the sizing that is closest to your measurements – not exactly the same as your measurements.
How do you measure your breastplate?
Similar to our bridles, the measurements below are from the middle hole, with 2-3 holes on either side. They are also measured to the end of each loop.
It is recommended you use chalk to jot out the shape of your breastplate prior to measurement.
Antiqua and Venus sizing chart:
Measurement 1: Wither ring to shoulder point
Measurement 2: Shoulder point to middle of the chest
Measurement 3: Middle ring to between legs
Anka sizing chart:
Measurement 1: The total strap over the wither
Measurement 2: Girth loop to middle point (straight accros)