To bridle a horse, practice getting a horse to open its mouth, attaching the nose band and securing the throat latch. Bridle a horse with tips from an equestrian team coach in this free video on horseback riding.

Expert: Mara Keith-Hunter
Bio: Mara Keith-Hunter is a lifelong equestrian and head coach for the Hampshire College equestrian team.
Filmmaker: David Pakman


24 Responses to Horse Care & Riding : How to Bridle a Horse

  1. Anonymous says:

    los frenos los mandan a hacer o los compran asi como ya los venden??? es que me han dicho q de preferencia se mandan a acer a conforme el caballo q lo va a utilizar… por ejemplo un potro no es asi de trankilo bueno cuando ya empieza la etapa de muchacho jaja..

  2. Anonymous says:

    My horse is a spaz! He throws his head about when putting it on, any tips. I usually just be patient and then he sort of settles down enough to slide his head in!

  3. Anonymous says:

    video & horse

  4. Anonymous says:

    what is a simple change!?!?!?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Not all horses just stand there ! Mine doesn’t

  6. Anonymous says:

    My Horse wouldn’t just stand there and let me put it on…lol :)

  7. Anonymous says:

    I leave the halter on until I’ve got the saddle on. Then after the saddles on, I take it off. It’s easier than only having one hand to put the bridle on with x

  8. Anonymous says:

    lol ur welcome

  9. Anonymous says:

    aha thanx….I knew it but I wasn’t sure … thnxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx!

  10. Anonymous says:

    the bit goes over the horse’s tongue

  11. Anonymous says:

    the tongue must be above or below of the bit ????????????? PLEASE REPLY ITS IMPORTANT! (i think above)

  12. Anonymous says:

    I wish my horse was as good as your’s. :( Duchess is a pain. She smacks her head around and nudges me. It’s so annoying XD

  13. Anonymous says:

    yeah umm i am going to try putting my finger in the corner of my horse’s mouth he wont put his bit in so ill try thanks

  14. Anonymous says:

    when you put the bridle on the horses head should be as low as it was in 1:35.. intill your done putting it on.

  15. Anonymous says:

    that throat latch was a little tight dont you think?

  16. Anonymous says:

    Ok look everyone who is sitting here being rude she is simply telling all this to people who DONT know how to do this!!!! shes doing a good job at her videos taking her own time out to make these. and you where looking this up its your fault for waisting your own time watchig it instead of being rude move on to a different video!

  17. Anonymous says:

    @LoLWTFBBQR ur so mean! I wish I could butcher you up into a thousand tiny pieces and show it to every body on youtube! JERK! That horse could kill you with its hoof! And i hope some day one does! I’d like to see you gone. And I hope one day a horse will eat u to! JERK :(

  18. Anonymous says:

    ur just plain mean. show some love for horses! :(

  19. Anonymous says:

    thank u very much! i find this helpful

  20. Anonymous says:

    ya know what? I like you! but only when your butchered into small piles of shit.

  21. Anonymous says:

    well thats usally is the side you have to walk on so yes.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Question : can you still keep the horse tied? Cause of certain reasons it would make it a lot easier for me. not in crossties but just tied to a rail or something

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  24. Anonymous says:

    it should be more comfortable for u and the horse to walk and lead on the left side….. and you are supposed to walk and lead your horse on the left side ….. no matter what peope say it is way more comfortable for your horse…. it also keeps you in control and not your horse……