About Finesse Bridles®

When purchasing a FinesseBridle® you aren’t investing in a regular piece of equipment, you are investing in comfort for your horse. These bridles are created with a special neckpiece, designed to distribute and reduce the regional pressure on your horse’s neck.

Engineers and other experts are behind this unique pad that originates from the technology applied in hospital mattresses used for bed-bound patients. It is not memory-foam, but a uniquely designed fibre-material that allows the blood-flow to remain intact in the parts of the body in contact with the material.

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About the scientific study

 

A study performed by Stud.med.vet Katja Gabara, Emilie Gertz and Dr. Adrian Harrison, carried out on 12 Icelandic horses, proved that all horses with no exception showed much more free movement in the entire body wearing FinesseBridles® as opposed to wearing a standard bridle

The importance of this is, that while working wearing a FinesseBridle®, your horse will not experience the same amount of so called ‘pain-strikes’ (pain-strike defined as muscle overload during work). In the study, not only the muscles related to the neckpiece were studied, but also the myofascial lines known to have effect on the overall movement of the horse, from the base of the skull to the hindlimbs. These being m. Splenius and m. Brachiocephalicus.

An article regarding the qualities of FinesseBridles® was puplished in the OJVM 2020. A Well-cited scientific journal that publishes advanced and innovative studies conducted worldwide by scientific and veterinarians. 

Read the article here.

 

Interview with professional rider Cathrine Dufour

Well respected Danish professional dressage rider, Cathrine Dufour has tested different Finessebridle® models on a number of horses for 2 years before we had the final FinesseBridle® in place. Now we are ready to offer this uniquely designed bridle to your horse!

Many of the details you find on the bridles, have been developed in cooperation with Cathrine Dufour, who is known to never compromise regarding how equipment impacts her horses or the quality of the gear!

 

Interview Professor Adrian Harrison

Cathrine Dufour participated in a study with her highly experienced horse Bohemian, in which it became evident that Bohemian’s balance was markedly improved when fitted with a FinesseBridle. 

In this particular study, we decided to include the muscle m. Longissimus dorsi on the horses back under the saddle, and m. Rectus abdominis under the abdomen of the horse. This was to underline the fact that being fitted with a FinesseBridle overall improves the horse’s free movement beyond a doubt!