English Dressage Bridle
Bridle sizing information:
COB: 34"- 41.5"/86" 105cm
Regular/Full: 38" - 46"/96" 117cm
WB/Extra Full: 41" - 51"/104-129.5cm
If your horse uses a Regular-sized Parelli halter, he should fit comfortably in the Cob headstall. A horse using the Warmblood halter will use the Regular/Full headstall. A horse that uses the Draft halter will likely fit the Warmblood/Extra Full headstall.
*Please note: Regular/Full and Warmblood/Extra Full are large sizes. Smaller draft and draft-cross horses tend to fit best in the Regular/Full headstall. Bit not included.
Rein sizing information:
WB/Extra Full: 9'1"/2.8m
Slip and Grip reins are designed in the traditional English show style and are shorter than Parelli Rope Reins.
What if you could take a beautiful English bridle and savvy it up? That's exactly what Linda Parelli did. As you may or may not know, Linda is passionate about dressage and jumping, and since meeting Pat in 1989, she has been focused on revisiting the sport and bringing to it the savvy she's learned from Pat about creating true partnerships with our horses. The right equipment is a key part of that.
So, how would a bridle do that? Here's Linda, to tell you in her own words:
"First of all, I love the look of an English Bridle, noseband and all. What I don't like is strapping the horse's mouth tightly shut (it's against the FEI rules, anyway!). There are only so many ways a horse can express his pleasure or displeasure with our 'feel', and opening his mouth is one of them. That's why I wanted to have a noseband that would fit snugly, but not restrict the horse's mouth so I put elastic in there! And I called it a COMFI, because that's how I want my horses to feel. Now I've got the look I want and my horses have the comfort they need. They can even chew and graze in it.
"I also love a bit of bling on the browbands" I've collected about 12 over the last couple of years, but I never change them out, because it's too hard! It's such an ordeal to unbuckle all those buckles, and fiddle and re-buckle again. So they all sit in the box, unused. In designing this bridle, I thought about putting a snap on the browbands so I could change them as often as I wanted or felt like. A girl cannot have enough bling¦ we get bored with the same look, day in and day out! With the snap-on browbands, I can easily change to whatever I feel like!