Rowland Genuine Leather Drop Nose-Band English Bridle with SS hardware


Rowland Genuine Leather Drop Nose-Band English Bridle with SS hardware is often referred to simply as a drop bridle, is a type of English bridle designed to offer greater control and comfort by positioning the noseband lower on the horse’s face. This bridle is frequently used in dressage and for horses that benefit from a noseband that helps keep their mouth closed more effectively. Here’s a detailed description:


Headstall: The main strap that goes over the horse’s head, connecting all parts of the bridle.

Browband: A strap that runs across the horse’s forehead, preventing the bridle from slipping back.

Cheekpieces: Straps that run down the sides of the horse’s face, connecting the headstall to the bit.

Throatlash (Throatlatch): A strap that goes under the horse’s throat, helping to keep the bridle in place.

Drop Noseband: The key feature of this bridle, the drop noseband encircles the horse’s nose lower than a traditional cavesson. It fastens below the bit, helping to keep the horse’s mouth closed and preventing it from crossing its jaw or evading the bit.

Bit: Typically a snaffle bit, but the bridle can accommodate various types depending on the rider’s preference and the horse’s needs.

Reins: Straps that run from the bit to the rider’s hands, used to control the horse. They are usually made of leather and may have rubber grips for better handling.


Leather Quality: High-quality English bridle leather, often vegetable-tanned for durability, suppleness, and a classic appearance. The leather is typically smooth and may be padded and stitched for added comfort and strength.

Finish: The leather is usually dyed in traditional colors such as black, brown, or havana.

Design Features

Stitching: Fine, even stitching for durability and aesthetic appeal. Raised and padded elements, especially on the browband and noseband, are common in higher-end models for additional comfort and style.

Buckles and Fittings: Made of stainless steel or brass, these fittings provide adjustability and ensure the bridle stays securely in place.


Fit and Adjustability: Multiple adjustment points allow the bridle to be fitted precisely to the horse’s head, ensuring comfort and effective communication between horse and rider.

Control: The drop noseband offers increased control by keeping the horse’s mouth closed and preventing jaw crossing, which helps the rider maintain better contact and control.

Purpose: Primarily used in dressage, the drop noseband is also suitable for young horses or those with sensitive mouths that benefit from a noseband positioned lower on the face.


Pony: Designed for small ponies,

Noseband Circumference: 18-24 inches

Browband Length: 12-13 inches

Cheekpieces Length: 6-7 inches


Cob: Suitable for larger ponies and smaller horses.

Noseband Circumference: 20-26 inches

Browband Length: 13-14 inches

Cheekpieces Length: 7-8 inches

Full (Horse): Fits most average-sized horses.

Noseband Circumference: 22-28 inches

Browband Length: 14-15 inches

Cheekpieces Length: 8-9 inches

Oversize (Warmblood): Designed for larger horses.

Noseband Circumference: 24-30 inches

Browband Length: 15-16 inches

Cheekpieces Length: 9-10 inches

Extra Full (Draft): Made for very large horses, such as draft breeds.

Noseband Circumference: 26-32 inches

Browband Length: 16-17 inches

heekpieces Length: 10-11 inches


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