Here are a few points that may help in understanding why the Micklem® leather feels as it does.
Eco Friendly vegetable tanned leather: All of the leather used across the Micklem range is tanned using eco-friendly methods. The leather used in the Micklem range is tanned (gets its finish and color) from the plant sources such as the brake of trees as opposed to chemicals.
REACH compliance: The manufacturing of Micklem leather adheres to stringent policy terms issued by the European Union to ensure chemicals that are harmful to the environment, employees or end users are not used during any part of the leather production.
Care is key: Oiling, cleaning and caring for your Micklem bridle from the very beginning is key. As with all leather items it can take a while for leather to soft up (be it in shoes, bags or tack).
Care is key: Oiling, cleaning and caring for your Micklem bridle from the very beginning is key.
Oiling and cleaning will help to soften the leather. Note: As with all leather items it can take a while for leather to soft up (be it in shoes, bags or tack).
You have a long set and short set of straps to allow you to fit different styles of bits. For example, the hanging snaffle would use short straps and a loose ring snaffle would use the longer straps.
No, the Competition Bridle is not reinforced for this purpose and so cannot be used bitless.
The Micklem Multi Bridle is specifically designed and strengthened to withstand use as a lunge cavesson, bitless and bitted bridle.
No this is not permitted.
The Micklem Bridles are approved by the FEI. However, please check with your regional organization to ensure they also allow them in their rulebooks. In many cases you must only ride bitted in them and it can only be the Competition version with no bit clips.
You cannot use the Micklem Bridle as a double bridle.
Snaffles, drop snaffles, pelhams.