How to Measure

How to measure

Before ordering your bridle it is extremely important to measure your horse to be sure you order a bridle which will fit your horse comfortably.

Using a dressmakers measuring tape locate a point 1 ½” to 2” up from the corner of the horses mouth. From that point, measure the circumference of the horses nose. From that same point (1 ½” – 2” up from the corner of the horses mouth). Run your tape measure up the side of the face, around the poll (behind the ears) to the same point on the other side of the face.

* If you find it too difficult  to run your tape all the way around the head, especially if your horse is a little shy of the tape, measure to the very top of the poll (to the point right between the ears) and double that measurement)

You need two measurements to determine what size bridle your horse/pony needs they are the noseband measurement and headstall measurement.   If your horse has a wide forehead it is also useful to take the browband measurement.

Photo Measure Guide:

Noseband Measurement              

MG_11. Place a sticky marker about 1.5 to 2  inches up from the corner of the mouth.







MG_22. Measure the circumference of the nose at this point, take care that the tape does not slide down towards the nostrils.

My horse has a noseband measurement of 19 inches.






Headstall Measurement

MG_33. Position one end of the tape starting at the marker in step 1.







MG_44. Place the tape over the poll and down to the same position on the other side of the horse’s face

My horse had a headstall measurement of 40 inches.