MEASURING FOR A BRIDLE
The instructions given here are the measurements we take when measuring for a bridle. Clicking the link below will display a form in PDF format which can be printed. Please give all sizes in inches.
Important: When taking these measurements, unless specified (i.e measuring throat lash), make sure the tape measure is snug. DO NOT put on any allowances. These will be included in the calculations we do to achieve the final sizes required to make the bridle. If you require any advice, please contact us.
Corner to Corner Measurement
Measure from slightly above the corner of the mouth, (imagine that the bit is in the mouth and the corners are wrinkled), over the head to the same point on the opposite side.
Measure from the bottom of the ear, over the head, ensuring the tape is beh9ind the ears, to the same point on the opposite side. This is where the splits on the headpeice will be.
Throat Lash Circumference
Measure around the throat ensuring that the tape measures sits behind the ears. Slacken the tape so that approximately three fingers can be inserted between the tape and the jowl.
From the point where the noseband will sit, measure the circumference of the nose.
From the point where the noseband will sit, (where noseband circumference measurement was taken), in line with the corner of the mouth, measure across the nose to the same point on the opposite side.
This relates to the bit to be used with the bridle being made.
Dee Ring, Eggbutts and Fulmars
Measure from the centre of the bit to the point where the cheeks will sit in the bit.
Measure the diameter of the ring.
Measure from top of bit to top of ring where cheeks sit.
Further Information Required
- Bridle colour
- Width of the cheeks, browband and noseband
- Type of noseband and browband – e.g. Raised with fancy stitching, padded, crank, shaped browband, etc
- Type of bridle required – e.g. Padded headpiece, Double, Rolled etc.
- If reins required, type, width and size are needed. (Full, Cob, Pony or if preferred give length of rein required.)