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Getting Bridling Right with Josh Nichol

Do you ever stand on the tips of your toes, reaching up as far as you can, desperate to slip a bridle over your horse's head? Even the most accomplished riders sometimes struggle with the seemingly simple task of bridling. The trouble often arises at the most inopportune moment, making bridling more of a battle of wits than part of gearing up for a relaxing ride. In this article, trainer and clinician Josh Nichol explains why so many riders struggle with this fundamental part of tacking-up and will offers some suggestions on making bridling a stress-free affair. The Root of the Problem "In my clinics, I see a lot of people encounter difficulties as they try to either halter or bridle their horses," said Nichol. "Although this is a critical step when working with horses, it's one that is often overlooked." Indeed, we do live in a hurried age that…

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