In this two part series on bridling a horse, you've got the bit in his mouth and are ready to place the crown piece over his ears.
So to review, at this point of bridling, now you'll complete the bitting by pulling gently up with your right hand to get the bit into the right place in his mouth.
Do NOT bend the ears backwards, it is uncomfortable for your horse and will make finishing bridling very difficult
When fastening the throat latch buckle, take care that it isn't too tight. The horse's wind pipe is just behind his cheek bone and if this strap is too tight it could restrict his breathing.
Then you will finish by buckling the noseband if there is one. The cavesson should thread under the side pieces that hook to the bit, and you should be able to fit one or two fingers under it.
A good guideline is to make sure that you can fit your fist through the throat latch strap when buckled.
Now you are ready to ride if you've already saddled and done some groundwork to make sure you horse is ready.
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