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The Difference Between a Halter and a Bridle

Hey Friend! My boyfriend realized he didn’t know the difference between a halter and a bridle and wanted me to make a quick video on the two. The biggest difference is that the bridle has a bit which goes in the horses mouth and is used for riding. The halter goes over the horses head like a bridle but it does not have a bit so you can use it tie a horse with (and catch them from the field, and lead them, and literally do everything else with a horse besides ride). You never want to tie a horse up to a bridle because if they pull back they risk doing damage to their mouth from the bit being pulled through their mouth. The halter is designed (if a breakaway halter) to break in a harmless way if the horse is panicked and pulls back with tied.

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