driving bridle part seen on countryfile

stigofthedump

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At the end of last week's Countryfile Ellie Harrison did a little carriage driving. The ponies' bridles had a yellow part which included a metal piece around the ponies' muzzles. It looked like an anti grazing/grab device. Am I right & if so does anyone know where they are sold?
 

Wally

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It's an under halter, Ruaridh does HDT and you need to have an underhalter on under the bridles to compete.
 

stigofthedump

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any number available on Ebay, they differ to an ordinary headcollar in they lack a lot of the stop squares and metal bits that make a horse sore with it on under a bridle.

Thanks for your 2 replies. Have Googled Ruaridh but none of the results are relevant to carriage driving so still don't know what Ruaridh is - is it a seller?? Have looked at underhalters on ebay but none of them have the metal piece going round the mouth/muzzle from one side to the other. Wish I had a picture of the bridle cos it's so difficult to describe what it looked like. will try to look at the end of the programme in iplayer to get a better look at it.
 

stigofthedump

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I've found Ruaridh Ormiston! On the Countryfile website. He has a FB page so I'm going to message him. thanks again for your help.
 
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