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The bridle was made up of straps around the head, called the head stall, which held the metal bit in the correct position in the horse’s mouth. The reins ran from the bit to the rider’s left hand.

How was it used?

By giving control of its head, the bridle was a crucial part of how a horseman commanded his horse’s movements and actions.

He applied different types and degrees of contact to the bit through the reins, which allowed the rider to tell the horse what action and direction was required.