driving bridle part seen on countryfile


Active Member
Feb 5, 2009
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?


Well-Known Member
Apr 16, 2000
It's an under halter, Ruaridh does HDT and you need to have an underhalter on under the bridles to compete.


Active Member
Feb 5, 2009
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.


Active Member
Feb 5, 2009
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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