Hi, this is Mara Keith-Hunter for Expert Village.
Today I would be talking about how to tack up a horse. Putting the bridle on. To begin
with we are going to put the reins over his head and we do this because as we take the
curb strap off, it is important that we still have a way to hang on to him. The next thing
we are going to do is take the halter off. As you do this, you want to make sure your
right hand comes around and holds his head. So your hand is almost acting as the halter.
Next to get the bridle into my right hand still holding his head, with my left hand
I’m going to bring the bit up just between his lips. Then if you need to help him open
his mouth, your finger goes right in the back where he does not have teeth and that just
makes him open his mouth. Next we are going to put the bridle over one ear at a time.
His ears don’t have bones in them. He can flex so don’t be afraid to bend it. You just
want to make sure that you take any hair out of the way so that the bridle does sit smoothly
on the top of his head.