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Equipment

   

History

Bit

The metal mouthpiece on a bridle, to which the reins are attached.

Blinkers

The flaps on a bridle which stop a horse from seeing backwards or sideways (unautorized in competition).

Breeches

Trousers worn specifically for riding.

Bridle

A harness that fits around a horse's head, holding the bit.

Hunting Stock

A broad band worn around a rider's neck.

Saddle

The seat for the rider on the back of a horse.

Spur

A pointed device attached to a rider's boot heel and used to encourage a horse.

Whip

A long, thin, hand-held device used to encourage a horse.