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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 for a $10 customisation fee. Just select this option when you add your product to cart.
Standard bridle sizing chart:
Browband: measured from the end of each loop, straight across. Even if the style is curved. Standard browband loops are approximately 3cm wide.
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).
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.
Micklem style bridle sizing chart:
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.
Our micklem style bridles are fairly standard in sizing.
These measurements are for micklems only, not our 'euro' or anatomic bridles.
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 pointMeasurement 2: Shoulder point to middle of the chestMeasurement 3: Middle ring to between legs
Anka sizing chart:
Alicia sizing chart:
Measurement 1: Total breast strap Measurement 2: Total wither strap
The 'Melodie' is the ultimate in versatility - right at home in the show ring, yet classic enough for an everyday bridle. This bridle will rise to any occasion, and has been handcrafted from top quality leather that will stand the test of time.
The Melodie features a clincher style silver browband in an elegant deep curved shape.
The headpiece is soft nappa leather with gel padding, cut away from the ears, that moulds to the horse's head for the ultimate comfort. It is a 'monocrown' headpiece which means it is a single strap over the poll which removes pressure points or pinching.
The patent hanoverian noseband with white, nappa leather padding, is also gel-padded and features a standard (non-crank) closure.
This bridle is also available with a solid coloured patent noseband, or with a matte (non patent) noseband. Please see our bridle collection to view variations.