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Horseback riding with the war bridle
The new bridle has no headpiece, but it is the ultimative old fashioned bridle. I' got a new set of bridles to try the other night. There' s no thighs, no ports, but it's not a bridle. There is no metallic nozzle, but it's not a chockamore. Have I mentioned that a headpiece is totally useless?
In essence, the scale is a length of wire with a small metallic ring at each end (which is attached to the reins), and a woven raw hide chute produces a strap in the wire. It' a redesigned Indian combat bridle. I' ve seen the bridle of battle in various films and storybooks - and in many Remington pictures of Apache scout riders riding on thin horseback - but not yet a horse in one.
I' ve seen someone use a battle bridle in reality now and then, and that always leads me to do a take. It' rather uncommon to see a horse without a headpiece. The Indians usually ride their horses with a fur-based string wrapped around the lower mandible of the horse.
With more and more discoverers, colonists and riders, they finally adopted a more conventional Europe nut and a piece of it, and the bridle of battle was a thing of the past. Like every single bit, the bridle of battle can be a heavy tool when used improperly. This brings the horseman into very close touch with the horse's jaws and allows only restricted movements to the right and wrong.
The people I spoke to suggested riding a horse that is used to a little lever action and that is broken up to the back of the head. She has mastered the crossing very well and got into the bridle very well. In all honesty, it didn't really felt much different to me in her lips than a typical Spaniard bridle with headpiece and rein.
I' ve been enjoying using my new device. It will not be a substitute for something I already use, but it is a joke and another complement to my ever-growing library of tools. It is probably not for everyone to use a horse in every conceivable circumstance, but I have to confess that I had a lot of pleasure trying it.