EDIX ED2, side pull bridle of the Rose collection
A beautifully designed and handtooled EDIX ED2 side-pull bitless bridle, made of Argentin leathers, from the Rose collection EDIX articles.
The special headpiece is making sure the ears are free of pressure and the troatstrap is positioned so that the leathers stay away from the eyes. The headpiece and the nosepart are softly padded and oval shaped for comfort. The headpiece is adjustable with buckles.
The EDIX ED2 is a side-pull bridle, where both reins are attached to the rings on either side of the hors's muzzle. The bridle works with a direct release of any pressure given by the rider through the reins. The moment you pull on both of the reins or more refined put light pressure with both hands on the reins, this pressure is provided on the nose of the horse. When you release this pressure on the reins, the pressure is immediatly gone from the nose, which is called a direct release. This is a very clear signal and most horses, young horses but also horses used to a bit, do very well in a side pull bridle. By asking the right rein, the bridle will come slightly lose from the cheek and the opposite side, left side of the bridle, will push against the left cheek, combined with your sit aids, your horse will bend in the requested direction. The nosepart is wide and softly padded, so the impact on your horses nose is limited and softly.
At EDIX we advise you to have your horses bridle without a browband! There is no need for a browband to have the bridle stay put and stable on your horse and by having your horses bridle without a browband, you are making sure here is no pressure behind the ears and on the Occipital bone.
Also we believe less is more and how beatifull is it too see more of your horses face without a browband?
The side pull fits like a regular bridle. The nosepiece of the bridle should fit about four fingers from the top of your horse's mouth. You'll want it high enough that it doesn't sit on the cartilage of the nose, or on the ends of the nose bones themselves. The higher it is placed, the milder the action. The chin strap should be done up, but see that the horse can still open its mouth comfortably, but not to loose, otherwise the bridle will start dangling and will your clues not come in clear.
The EDIX ED2 bridles are available in 4 colors and 5 sizes and comes included with refined leather anti-slip reins. If you prefer a different kind of rein, just mention this when ordering, you can choose, between anti slip, full leather, splitted and also the lenght is optional)
If your horse has a differently shaped head and you normally find it difficult to fit into standard sizes, do let us know, we ex change parts for different sizes, without extra costs!