Nicole Farrell Eventing | 3 Questions | 18 Answers

I want to buy a Micklem bridle for my event horse, so I asked my trainer about it. At first she didn't know what it was and then said it wouldn't develop me as a rider.. Thoughts?

I want to buy a Micklem bridle for my event horse, so I asked my trainer about it. At first she didn't know what it was and then said it wouldn't develop me as a rider.. Thoughts?
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I just think it depends on your horse. If you think about it the principal is the same as having a flash etc.
Micklem bridles aren't fads, but they are geared more towards certain horse types than others. For example, if your horse is strong or uncomfortable in a standard bridle, the micklem would be a good option, but if your horse is fine in a standard bridle then it won't make a difference.
recently, i have asked my trainer the same thing. she said that it's just a fad and doesn't really do anything. so i guess it differs from person to person.
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