The Capitol range of leather products are designed to provide items of the highest quality and functionality. Exemplary styling and top craftmanship combine to create a range of products suited to a variety of disciplines and rider needs.
Capitol leather is treated using a vegetable tanning process that produces strong and supple leather, ensuring you receive years of use from your Capitol branded product.
- Material: Buffalo leather.
- Poll piece: Ergonomic with ear relief. Padded and shaped. 40mm at widest point.
- Browband: Padded and lined.
- Noseband: Relief bridle noseband design – padded and lined.
- Noseband width: 25mm.
- Reins: Sold without reins.
- Cheek piece fastenings: Buckles.
- Rein fastenings: N/A.
- Reinstoppers: N/A.
- Hardware: Stainless steel.
- Decorative finishes: Capitol pin.
The Capitol Relief bridle has been designed to follow the shape of the horse’s skull instead of the outward appearance of the horse’s head.
In particular the bridle avoids any pressure on the facial nerves, the projecting cheek bones or the molar teeth set in the horse’s upper jaw. This prevents pressure, both to facial nerves and the sensitive tissues lining the cheeks inside the mouth by tight fitting cavesson or flash nosebands.
The main reason for this is obvious to see when looking at the skull of a horse. The top jaw is considerably wider than the lower jaw and this is true of all horses. The inside of the cheeks are therefore often squashed, bruised and lacerated between the outer edge of the upper jaw teeth on one side and the flash noseband pressing inwards on the other side.
In addition it is important to avoid pressure on the delicate, fragile bones at the end of the nose.
The Relief bridle overcomes all these main areas of discomfort, as well as overcoming the inherent danger of lunging off a bridle, or discomfort caused by trying to fit a bridle and lunge cavesson together.
It also provides a great solution for the many horses who resist because of pain around the frequently damaged bars of the mouth, or hate too much pressure on the tongue and as a result fight the contact or get their tongue over the bit.
In addition the weight of the bridle is taken comfortably on a wide and padded headpiece, rather than all the weight going on one narrow noseband strap.
The advantages are numerous and your horses will love the difference. This bridle is a must for anyone with a highly sensitive horse, or one that is difficult to settle.