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How Does the Equine Balance Anatomical Bridle Work? 

Equine Balance bridles are designed to support the progressive training of the horse from ground work, to lunging, long reining, ridden work and jump training.  

All bridle parts are fully interchangeable allowing the bridle to adapt to the changing needs of the horse. 

  • Select the required noseband style and training features, make any size adjustments that are needed and select your preferred brow band style.

  • Bridles are dispatched next day by express tracked delivery service.

Individual Sizing Options for Different Parts

Choice of Features Designed to Enhance  the Training Experience

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Different Noseband Combinations Available

Easy Chance Browband in Different Style Options

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From Grassroots to Grandprix

Designed to enhance communication between horse and rider / handler the bridle helps the horse achieve comfort with minimal restriction  during all forms of exercise to encourage positive biomechanical function enabling steady training progress, allowing horses to perform to their potential

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Anatomical Style Minimises Pressure over Sensitive Facial Nerves & Poll

Shaped gel-padded head piece provides relief over poll / nuchal ligament

Curved browband follows facial contours

Curved noseband avoids sensitive features

Soft gel padded noseband 


The Equine Balance Bridle is sculpted to follow the facial contours and avoid sensitive nerves, helping to increase comfort, reduce rubbing and alleviate unnecessary pressure.

  •  The head piece has been widened to increase the surface area and help to dissipate pressure at the poll

  • Nuchal ligament relief if provided by a cut away mid section which reduces pressure at the poll in the area of the horse's mane, helping horse to relax.

  • The brow band is cut to mirror the facial contours and is softly padded to provide

a comfortable fit. It features click fastening mechanism - meaning that changed quickly with out removing the bridle and is better tolerated by horses with sensitive ears.

  • The Nose band is is shaped to avoid rubbing around the facial crest, softly arching around the nasal ridge to reduce irritation on nerves and bony prominences. It is available in 3 different options - plain cavesson, detachable flash or training style.

  • The cheekpieces attach to the bridle in a higher position than is found on traditional anatomical bridles. This has 2 advantages: It facilitates a wider selection of biting options, allowing for different length ring and cheek heights, and it allows the horse to relieve pressure on the bars of the mouth when he relaxes at the poll without encouraging overbending.


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Customise the Style

  • Brow

  • Cheek

  • Nose

Create a personalised bridle to suit your horses individual features and preferred training style.

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3 different noseband options

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Easy change brow band with click fasten system

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Quick clip cheek piece OR buckle fastening

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Choose from either a diamanté or plain raised browband, buckle or clip cheek 

pieces and a plain cavesson, combination or training style noseband.

Start by selecting the noseband:

Then select the size:

  • Pony (Small)

  • Cob (Medium)

  • Full (Large)


  • X Full (X Large)

Finally make any changes to the style and size of individual parts as required

  • E.g. Add diamanté browband and require Full size browband instead of Cob size

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Custom bridles are dispatched next day. A FREE exchange service is included enabling individual parts to be returned and exchanged for a different size if required.

  • Plain cavesson

  • Combination


  • Training style

Browse Equine Balance Bridles In-Store

  • Anatomical Cavesson Bridle

  • Anatomical Performance Bridle

  • Anatomical Training Bridle

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Select a Noseband Style to Compliment the  Individual Sensitivities of Each Horse

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For Pressure Sensitive Horses and Ponies

  • Simple, soft and unobtrusive design

  • The anatomically shaped cavesson avoids pressure on sensitive facial nerves and eliminates rubbing of the bony prominences

  • Relieving pressure around the nasal area can help to alleviate symptoms such as head shaking/ tossing and other problems triggered by traditional noseband design

  • The back strap of the cavesson is positioned behind the horses premolar teeth - ensuring a more comfortable fit for younger horses with sensitivity from erupting permanent teeth and horses with dental issues.

For Competition and Daily Use

  • Anatomical style bridles are widely accepted across a variety of equestrian disciplines due to the enhanced comfort that they provide to the horse and the improved communication they offer between horse and rider.

  • The cavesson bridle provides a practical solution for everyday work and easily transforms into an elegant competition bridle.

  • Change the brow band and cheekpieces in seconds to alter the bridle style or meet competition requirements.

  • The bridle cheek pieces can be either clipped or buckled directly to the bridle. Clip hooks make bit changes between disciplines simple and easy, while buckle fastenings are used in traditional dressage classes.

  • Please note that the rule books for each sport are continually changing and it is advisable to check tack requirements with the respective rule book.

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For Horses that Prefer Different  Noseband or Bit Combinations

  • Similar in design to the plain cavesson but features 2 strategically placed rings to which the detachable flash strap and bar protection straps may be fixed

  • The rings are positioned unobtrusively to the side of the nostrils, enabling un-restricted air flow along the nasal passage when the bridle is used with the optional flash strap

  • Attaching the bar protection straps to the rings enables pressure to be transferred from the bit and bars of the mouth onto the nosepiece where it is better tolerated by some horses

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For  Young or Novice Horses or Riders

  • Affixing the optional straps to the noseband can provide stability to the bit, helping it to achieve a more settled position in the mouth  - which can be helpful for horses that are easily disturbed when the contact is not consistent 

  • Transferring pressure from the bars of the mouth to the nose can increase confidence in certain situations. It can improve performance where backwards pressure from the bit is an inhibiting factor. This is a common problem encountered with novice horses and riders where the rein contact can be inconsistent. It is also common during long reining and jumping

  • Use of the bar protection straps eases pressure on the narrow bars of the mouth and transfers it to the padded nose piece, which can encourage the horse to remain settled, forward and more content during training



For Lunging, Long Reining and Ground Work

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  • The training noseband has all the features of the plain cavesson and combination styles with an additional 2 rings centrally positioned at the front and rear of the noseband

  • The front ring can be used to apply forward guiding pressure whilst leading and lunging

  • Lunging from this ring generally results in less rotation at the poll when compared to lunging off the bit or head collar, so the horse finds it easier to bend correctly around the circle

  • The rear ring can be used to apply backward restraining pressure on the nose - similar in action to a head collar. This form of pressure is easily understood by many horses who are used to leading and tying up in a headcollar

  • The ability to choose how, where and in which direction to apply and release pressure makes the training bridle a useful communication tool for starting, training and re-training different horses.

Additional Features Simplify Loading, Travelling, Tacking Up, Hacking Out, and More

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  • Safer and more effective for handling horses - no need to change from head collar to bridle

  • Add or remove the bit and browband in seconds

  • Tie-up, tack up and train

  • Ideal for fussy, head shy, bit shy or ear shy horses

  • Simplify loading and travelling

  • Lead and guide the horse from the safest and most effective position

  • Practical and useful for hacking out, handling young horses and attending training events

  • Transition seamlessly between ground work and riding

  • Facilitates periods of rest and relaxation - enabling the horse to be tied up to nibble a hay net on training days, or allowed to graze / feed on long distance rides

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Learn How Correct Bridle Fit and Use Can Positively Effect Performance

Comfort, communication and the ability to move naturally all contribute to the horse's happiness, health and performance output

Well fitting tack that helps the horse to understand the riders aids and enhances rather than inhibits the horse's natural motion can enable the horse to perform functionally and remain sound throughout his ridden career. 

It is important to not only understand the direct impact of pressure on the different areas of the horse's anatomy but also to recognise how equipment design enables the horse to develop good posture and facilitate optimal biomechanical use of the body during exercise.



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Equine Balance - Additional Parts

The Equine Balance Bridle is designed to compliment your horse's training journey. All Equine Balance Bridle parts are interchangeable meaning that as the horse moves from training to competition for example, the bridle style and functionality can be changed in seconds by replacing the respective bridle piece - without the need to purchase a brand new set of tack. 

oTHER FEATURESdifferent types of bits

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Browbands are easily interchanged.

All bridles support both diamanté and plain raised styles. 

Additional browbands are available to purchase in shop.

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Ideal for horses that regularly change between bits or when one bridle is used for several horses.

Connect each bit to its own set of cheekpieces and clip / unclip to the bridle in seconds to change between bits. 


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All bridle parts are interchangeable with one another.

Transition from the training style bridle to the performance or cavesson style bridle by simply connecting a different style of noseband.


Small flexible straps designed to distribute pressure from the bars of the mouth to the nose piece of the bridle.

Spare straps can be kept in the horse lorry, tack room, grooming box etc ready to use as required.

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Beautifully soft padded leather neck strap matches Equine Balance Anatomical Bridles. Adding a neck strap to the bridle enables the rider to maintain an allowing contact with the horses mouth during during training, jumping, and moments of lost balance etc. 

The neck strap comes with a detachable elasticated safety cord that permits forward movement of the hands but prevents the neck strap from becoming displaced when the horse lowers the neck.

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Equine Balance Anatomical Bridle Fitting

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Bridle size can be determined by referring to your horse's normal bridle size.

As a general guideline:

Traditional PONY size = Anatomical SMALL size

Traditional COB size = Anatomical MEDIUM size

Traditional FULL size = Anatomical LARGE size

If your horse is in-between sizes, or you would like to confirm sizes before placing an order please get in touch.

Let us know the horse's height, breed/ type and normal size requirements.

For horses that are difficult to fit or the previous bridle size is unknown please send a head shot photograph for reference and include the 2 measurements A & B. 


= Measure from point of facial crest, over the head behind the ears , to opposite side point of facial crest


= Measure all the way around the horse's nose - begin directly below the point of facial crest, pass over the nose and t

nose and directly under the cheeks, returning to the starting position.

Purchase Information and Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

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All bridles and accessories come with 1 year guarantee

All bridles ordered before 19.00 will be dispatched next working day by express shipping service

Equine Balance will exchange any bridle part for an alternative size at no extra cost provided that items are tried on only and returned in new unused condition

Bridle Fitting Query? - Contact Us 

We aim to offer assistance within the hour, but please allow up to 24hrs for a response to out of hour, holiday time or international queries.

Reach Equine Balance by phone call, WhatsApp  or email.

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