The bridle concept is used in the world of horsemanship and horses in general. The term has several meanings: it can refer, for example, to the rider who rides using the bridle.
According to DigoPaul, a bridle is made up of a series of straps that are placed around the equine’s head to control it. The bridle has as components the bits (the element that is introduced into the animal’s mouth) and the bridle (the straps that adapt to its head and that hold the bit) that, together with the reins, provide control.
The bit is one of the most delicate accessories, not precisely because of its constitution but because of the damage it can cause to the horse: if it is too rigid or does not fit enough it can cause discomfort, pain or even injuries of various severity. It is important, therefore, to choose the right one so that communication with the animal is effective without hurting it.
Inexperienced riders should always check with someone before choosing the bite to avoid any of the aforementioned consequences; If you don’t have this possibility, then you can check the list of bits that are forbidden in most competitions, as usually the reason is that they are not good for horses because they cause a lot of pain.
In fact, one of the most generalized tips in these cases is to start trying with a bridle, since it is very soft and easy to get. With the bridle, the pressure the horse receives is directly proportional to that exerted by the rider when pulling. If this option does not work, or if the animal is not very docile, then the next thing is to start testing increasingly resistant models.
It is important to remember that before venturing to buy a bridle we must measure the horse’s mouth, especially if it is a very large or very small cross and it is outside the dimensions considered normal, for which the extension is usually around 13 centimeters. Regarding the rings on the sides of the flange, some are O- shaped, others look like a letter D and there are also models that can rotate in place; it is recommended to try all of them until you find the most suitable one.
Bridon, in short, can be the rider who makes use of the bridle. A small size flange is also known as a flange. These bridles are used especially with foals, to gradually accustom them to the bridle and to teach them to turn their heads.
The bridle, on the other hand, is the horse that is already saddled to the bridle. In poetic language, the rebellious animal is also known as bridón, which behaves with vigor.
In the Mexican National Anthem, which began to be sung in 1854, we find this last meaning in one of the verses of his choir, which we briefly quote below:
“Mexicans, to the battle cry,
prepare steel and bridle. “
As can be seen, the meaning of this first part of the chorus is “prepare your weapons and horses “. The National Anthem of Mexico only became official use in 1943, when President Manuel Ávila Camacho issued a decree for this purpose.
On Mexican television there is a program called “Bridón”, hosted by Toño González Aldeco and produced by Bolá Producciones. The broadcast, dedicated to rural issues, has already been on the air for ten years.
Bridon International Ltd. is a British company founded in 1924 that is dedicated to the production of steel cables and wires.
Finally, Bridon is the last name of a French communication specialist with experience as a director of Eurosport and Discovery France: Bertrand Bridon.