Native Americans rode in war bridles before transitioning to a European saddle and bridle. These unique bridles don’t have headstalls or metal bits, rather they consist of a rope and two small metal rings at either end. Nowadays, you may occasionally spot one, but they’re quite rare. This piece of tack can be fun to ride in, though the rider and their horse should be experienced. It can be severe in the wrong hands!
There’s something eye-catching about the simplicity of them. Check out these beautiful western horses looking stunning in their war bridles!
A beautiful Paint wearing this unique type of bridle.
In the right hands, this bridle can be used in any discipline. This rider is roping cattle.
They come in different materials like rawhide and paracord. This one by @ninaroseleather has such a cool look to it.
How gorgeous is this gray horse who is modeling one! Riders must be light in their hands and use their seat and leg aids effectively.
As you can see, the reins are attached to the two metal rings.
Not only do these bridles have a wild look to them, but they also have a unique history. What a cool piece of tack!