The Schockemöhle range of bridles have been teasing us for weeks since they first arrived in our showroom, so we decided it was about time we tried them out for ourselves and selected a Schockemöhle Equitus bridle for one of our horses.
The first thing you'll notice is how light the bridle is, even with the bit and reins attached. The anatomical headpiece and curved cavesson is carefully shaped and padded to fit horses more comfortably, avoiding the sensitive facial nerves. We have a great blog and video here explaining all the features of the Schockemöhle Equitus bridles, and the differences between the Alpha and Beta styles.
We tested the bridle on a young horse who has had a habit of resisting the contact at times, either by throwing his head up or by ducking behind the contact. We've previously tried a plain cavesson noseband, a noseband with a flash and a drop noseband. However, within just a few minutes, the horse willingly accepted the contact and became soft in the hand.
We're convinced that the anatomical headpiece that's a feature of the Schockemöhle anatomic bridle range, is significantly more comfortable for the horse, which in turn, can help to reduce head tossing, evasion and others symptoms of discomfort.