How to bridle a difficult horse without taking off the halter

First off, I apologize for the train in the first part of the video. The tracks are only about a half mile from my barn and they come through about every 15 minutes so I generally don’t even notice them anymore.

This video is to demonstrate a method of bridling a horse that is difficult to bridle without removing the halter. By using this method, the bridle will be placed on the horse underneath the halter so that after the horse is bridled, you can just slip the halter off without ever having a moment where the horse is loose or at risk of being loose.

This is ideal for horses who are headshy, green horses, or just difficult horses in general that are hard to control if you don’t have a fully effective halter on them during the bridling process. This method also works great for horses at shows or on trail rides where a loose horse really could be a disaster.

By using this little trick, you don’t have to worry about your horse spooking at the exact moment you undo the halter to move it from their head to around their neck. And, you don’t have to deal with the tacky and embarrassing look of having a halter underneath your bridle simply because your horse is difficult to handle.

All that being said, this is not a replacement for training a horse to take a bridle and bit calmly. I know that sometimes it takes a long time to work a horse through their head-handling issues and this is just a safe way to continue to bridle and ride them while you continue to work on their issues with their head.


7 Responses to How to bridle a difficult horse without taking off the halter.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for ur video it was appreciated :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Good tip! I’m going to try this next time :-)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Well, I was filming by myself, so I would have been unable to keep a difficult horse in frame and there would have been no video.

    Besides, even if I did have someone to film me to keep the horse in frame, you would be unable to see what I was doing if I was wrestling with the horse the entire time.

    I simply offered a different method than what is commonly seen. If you can’t take the video and incorporate the method into handling your own horse, then perhaps you should hire someone who can.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The Video states ” How to bridal the Difficult horse”// Would be nice if the horse in the video was difficult to bridal… Just a suggestion…

  5. Anonymous says:

    have someone hold his head still or like occupie him lik giv em carrots dat works for me

  6. Anonymous says:

    idk if i would call my horse a “problem” while putting on his bridle…. he dont move or try to walk away or anything my issue is he either drops his head to far and then whenn i tel him to pick up his head he picks up to far :/……. any tips??

  7. Anonymous says:

    great little tip! i’ll have to try that