Utzon bridles are handcrafted with attention to detail.
Explore the Utzon collection of luxurious products. We offer a wide assortment of Classic and Professional bridles to suit any horse. Discover our selection at Our Saddlery to find a perfect combination of design and functionality.
Utzon Equestrian is a Danish equestrian brand specializing in bridles. Utzon Equestrian takes great pride in its craftspeople. Among the last to still make equestrian leather goods from the finest English leather from Italy, the attention to detail and the quality of their goods are paramount to their success. Utzon continuously improves their quality control to ensure the highest standards throughout the production process.
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What makes our bridles different?
Our bridles are anatomically designed to avoid peak pressure locations under the nose band, near the cheekbones and headpiece.
Anatomically shaped bridles are associated with more uniform pressure and increased carpal and tarsal flexion compared with a usual bridle (Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 35 (2015) 947–955)
How do you know if your horse might have a bridle-related problem?
Does your horse feel heavier in one rein than the other?
The poll muscles flex the horse’s head downward toward his chest, or they incline the head to the right or to the left. The dynamics of a horse’s motion occur on a diagonal. That means tightness in the right pole side can reflect a problem in the left rein.
The neck area is small compared to the other muscles in the body, but the neck area is key to the horse’s freedom and ease of movement.
Does your horse reacts strongly when you try to touch the poll area (the neck)?
An indicator of a problem is that your horse reacts strongly when you try to palpate the neck area. The neck area is very sensitive when it is tight. Your horse may raise his head to try to get his neck out of reach, or the horse may step away from you. The more severe the tightness, the more dramatic his reaction is likely to be when you try to touch the area.
Does your horse feel reluctant to step through from behind?
Tightness in the neck area and facial nerves compromise a horse’s use of the back or may reflect a shortened step behind. A horse’s motion originates in its hind end and flows through its body and neck. When a neck is very tight, the horse can’t step up under himself easily and freely.
Does your horse stop at fences?
The horse needs to be able to extend his head and neck to balance himself as his jumping arc descends. When the muscles around the neck are very tight, the neck muscles are unable to allow the head and neck to extend, which makes the horse feel out of balance. Therefore, the horse stops at the fence.