The term “bridle” refers to the entire piece of equipment placed on the horse’s head to hold the bit in place. It usually includes a crownpiece, cheekpieces, a throatlatch, a brownband, a noseband, and a pair of reins.

A rider usually chooses a bridle according to his horse’s needs. From the noseband to the bit, each element of the bridle can be adapted.

Related terms: Bit, double bridle, hackamore, tack