Micklem Bridles

Discussion in 'Tack & Equipment' started by dulcietorrans, Oct 12, 2018.

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Would you ever use a Micklem?

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  1. stardozer

    stardozer Senior Member+

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    Like this one!
     
  2. Baboo

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    Maybe I missed something along the line, but this just looks like a regular flash to me? The Worchester attaches to the bit, if that's what you are referring to.
     
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  3. stardozer

    stardozer Senior Member+

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    Why not get a regular bride
     
  4. Baboo

    Baboo Senior Member

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    I think the OP was asking about the Micklem because her horse wasn't going well in a regular bridle, and has tried different nosebands already.
     
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  6. ginster

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    With the Micklem and Worchester, the cheekpiece and the flash are directly attached to the bit rings.
    The ones you posted look like variations of a figure eight bridle.
     
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    Unfortunately, the leather in the $200-300 Micklems are vegetable tanned. It makes them feel sort of plasticy and they take oil terribly. They also crack really bad. If you want to upgrade the leather you can, but to get the English leather version it's about $450 :mad:
     
  8. draftmare

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    I have been going back and forth on the Micklem myself this year. I bought one and hated the leather quality and it started to crack really badly even with careful use so I sold it. I was using my drop nose bridle most of the year no problem until one judge at a USDF show took issue with how it was fitting my horse. Bought a Micklem, again, but once again found myself hating the leather quality. Ended up selling it and having my drop nose bridle modified to be a better fit. Drop nose bridle is Dy'on brand and far above the quality of Micklem and is essentially the same thing.
     
  9. draftmare

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    Some horses, my own included, do not like having a noseband in the "normal" place. For my mare I think it is because she has fleshy cheeks and a normal noseband pushes her cheeks into her teeth. Riding in a normal noseband vs the drop she is in now has been a night and day difference.
     
  10. aFlamingAngel

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    I use my micklem as a sidepull for hacking around or just whenever I want to ride bitless. I don’t like that it closes the horses mouth shut similar tolike a flash strap does. My horses don’t need it. And yes the leather is really lacking.. hardly bearable. I got mine used I don’t think it’s worth paying full price. I only like mine because have a sheepskin nose band cover and pretty browband
     

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