Bridle choices chart

All LightRider Bitless Bridles work the same way with ‘sidecue’ action and a unique releasing chinstrap.

While any bridle could be used for any activity on a well-educated horse, some styles are more suited and look more appropriate for different pursuits.

This chart will help you choose the best options for your preferred style of riding, equine sport or your horse’s level of education.

If you are still not sure which is the most appropriate bridle for your horse, you are welcome to contact Cynthia for advice.

Riding/Tack Style

Activities

Material 

Suggested Bridle Styles

English

Dressage, Showing, Adult Riding Club, Pony Club, Hunting, Mounted Games, Eventing, Showjumping, Vaulting, Riding for Disabled, Driving.

Regular Leather

English Leather
(Euro)

Beta Biothane

LightRider English

LightRider Euro Bridle

LightRider Dressage

LightRider Bitless Noseband

LightRider Euro Noseband

Western

Trail, Reining, Cutting, Roping, Showing, Competitive Trail Riding, Team Penning, Gaited horses, Western Breeds, Barrel Racing.

Regular Leather

Rope

Beta Biothane

LightRider Western

LightRider Natural

LightRider Performer

LightRider Bitless Noseband

Stock

Trail Riding, Working Stockhorse, Starting Young Horses/Re-training, Campdrafting, Mounted Games/Archery, Jousting, Endurance Riding, Polocrosse, Team Penning, Pleasure.

Regular Leather

English Leather

Rope

Beta Biothane

LightRider Stockhorse

LightRider Natural

LightRider Performer

LightRider Bitless Noseband

 Other Considerations

Education

Responses

Needs more education or is heavy/slow to respond to rein aids.

Rope Natural or Performer

Please note: If you think you may need
to apply strong rein pressure, we recommend
these rope bridles for better responses, and
strength of materials.

 Weight (lightest)

 Bitless Noseband (330g)

Price (most affordable)

Bitless Noseband

Regular Leather bridles

 Most durable:

 Rope Natural & Performer

Beta Biothane

Highest quality:

Beta Biothane

English Leather (Euro + Dressage)

 Most colour choice:

  Rope Natural & Performer

Most versatile – use for tying solid, groundwork, as a halter etc.

Rope Natural & Performer