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The most essential part of a pony’s barnsby saddle for sale equipment is the bridle and saddle. These sometimes have to be worn for long periods so that attention to their proper fit is very important. The fit is also crucial because you depend on the harness to control the pony. If you ride with weak, rotten, or badly-adjusted tack your life may be literally hanging by a thread, as may your barnsby saddle for sale pony’s. On modern roads the chances of a runaway pony getting home in one piece are far from good.
Well-kept and properly fitted saddlery looks smart and enhances the appearance of the pony and, indirectly, the rider. The barnsby saddle for sale harness need not be expensive, nor even new: correct adjustment and good care have a far greater influence on the final effect than does the tack’s initial cost. Furthermore, a pony loaded with all sorts of gadgets which are not really needed, such as a fluffy noseband, a multi-coloured saddlecloth and a set of leg bandages, never looks as barnsby saddle for sale neat as an animal turned out wearing only the harness required.
The pony’s bridle must keep the bit in place and provide some reins to give the rider contact with the pony’s mouth. The basis of the bridle and all that is strictly necessary, is the headpiece, two cheek pieces, a brow band, a pair of barnsby saddle for sale reins and the bit.
The ‘headpiece’ passes over the pony’s poll and on each side toes through a loop at the end of the brow band. It includes a long thin strap, the ‘throat lash’, which is buckled under the pony’s gullet and should always be slack – with about three barnsby saddle for sale inches, or a hand’s breadth spare – so that the pony is not throttled when arching the neck. The ‘brow band’ is a short strap with a loop at either end, and is often colourfully decorated. A common mistake is use too short a brow band so that the brow band is pulled too tight around the ears. The function of barnsby saddle for sale the brow band is merely to prevent the headpiece’s slipping back down the neck. There should be room for a couple of fingers between the brow band and the pony’s forehead.
On either side of the pony’s head the strap of the headpiece buckles to a short ‘cheek piece’ which is barnsby saddle for sale attached to the bit by stitching, a buckle or stud fastening. The same range of fastenings is available for the reins, although usually studs are the neatest, longest lasting and generally most satisfactory. The reins themselves may be of ordinary leather, plaited leather, plain leather with lacing or rubber covering over the hand parts, or plaited cotton or nylon string. The barnsby saddle for sale nylon string is almost everlasting and pleasant to handle (provided it is fairly wide; the narrower sizes may become rather like clothes lines to hold). Most of the types of reins are quite satisfactory, though many people consider that there is nothing to beat the reins of plain, supple leather. These are generally the cheapest barnsby saddle for sale to buy, too.
The bit itself can be of several types, though the most common and probably the best bit for a pony is the ‘jointed snaffle’. Made of metal (usually stainless steel or nickel) it has a jointed mouthpiece with a ring at the end to which the rein and cheek piece are attached. The bit should be adjusted so that, with the reins hanging loose, it just touches the barnsby saddle for sale corners of the pony’s mouth.