Have you ever wished there were a better way to keep the throat latch on your bridle from falling out or being all on one side when you go to bridle your horse? This handy quick fix comes to us from Twister Heller, horse trainer, of Congress, Arizona.
You may use a small horseshoe shaped piece of wire or small staple as a stop for the throat latch. Simply press or tap the wire firmly into the left side leather of the throat latch of the bridle. Make sure it is in the correct spot to keep the brow band square on the horse's face and resting comfortably in front of the ears and to allow the throat latch to fasten in the proper position. The throat latch can't pull up through the brow band and be lop-sided or worse--lost. The throat latch stays in the right position every time without readjustment. This comes in particularly handy if you are riding a series of different horses with the same headstall.
by Mike Laughlin