Your custom bridle fitting experience starts with a consultation about your horse and his needs. We then construct a bridle for your him on site from the top down based on your horse's unique anatomy, and his comfort preferences. Lastly, you'll get to feel the difference for yourself with a test ride prior to purchase. We use Bridle2Fit parts for our custom sized bridles. They are ordered monthly from the Netherlands and typically arrive on your doorstep by the 15th of the following month from your order date (so order during the month of September and your custom bridle arrives typically by October 15th).
Fancy colored bridles by Halter Ego are sold in single sizes only and are not available for test riding but we are happy to size them for you! If you need to order custom sized parts through Bridle2Fit for a different sized cheek or pull back strap for example to optimize the fit, we can certainly add those. We stock many popular styles that are able to be purchased on site, with several others shipped same week.
Bridle or Bit Fitting Fee per horse: $125.00 + travel.
The cost of the fitting does not apply towards any purchased products
Snaffle Bit Pricing: $125-165
Weymouths & Specialty Bits Pricing: $178-236
Custom Sized Bridles:
$295-350 (before reins)
Double bridle upgrade $58-73
Fancy Colored Bridles: $349-415
Bit fittings start with a consultation to discuss what ridden challenges you may be experiencing, and align on a goal for the session. Your horse will have an oral evaluation including visual and tactile evaluation of anatomy and reactivity to contact in different areas noted. They will be measured for a bit, and start in a compatible bit for test riding. During the test ride, we will swap through as many bits as you would like (dismounting to change out for safety) so as to accomplish our goal of improved harmony.
Its important to let us know at the start of your fitting of any competition limitations in bitting options we need to be avoiding so we can try to edit those from the selection process. While we try to stay the most up to date for each discipline, it is ultimately up to the rider to make final determination as to the legality of the bit they wish to purchase for their chosen discipline.
For our bit fittings we offer bits by Fager and Winderen. We have found that these two brands are the leaders in bit innovation and between them have solutions to even the most challenging mouths. Very rarely do we leave a bit fitting session without a clear resolution to a horse's unique challenges.
Fager bits are most often in stock and available for immediate purchase. Winderen bits come from Poland and we place an order on the 1st of each month, which arrives to customers by the 15th typically.