Head Tack Mechanics

Bridles, reins, and martingales serve a variety of biomechanics functions

Any visit to your neighborhood tack shop will prove that equine equipment is certainly not limited to saddles and bits. Previously, we took an in-depth look into the science surrounding one important piece of tack, the saddle pad. This month we’ve reached out to equitation scientists worldwide to get a grasp on reins, martingales, and other kinds of accessory head tack.

What’s the Purpose?

Ideally, all your horse might need is a bridle and a saddle. (Some riders m

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