The Awl & Needle
Awl & Needle Bridles
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Awl & Needle bridles are distinct and unique. When it comes to bridles, leather is the primary consideration. We use only the finest English Bridle Leather, specifically tanned to meet the demands and features sought after in a finer bridle. Strength, lustre, closeness of grain and back finish are just a few features that are to be considered. Other tannages such as strap and belt leather are not meant to be used in bridles, and yet these are the materials most commonly employed by commercial manufacturers to cut on cost, sacrificing quality in the process.

Each piece of leather we use is hand cut. There is no assembly line approach. A machine cannot detect flaws or weak spots in the leather. Such flaws are detected through handling and examination. Although they may not be readily visible, they will show themselves in time. We inspect every piece of leather very carefully. Hardware used in a bridle is also a prime concern. These important components must offer strength and durability of finish. All buckles and rings in our bridles are stainless steel or solid brass and inspected for fit and finish before being stitched in place. Nickel plate or chrome are not appropriate for a quality hand crafted piece.

The sewing of the bridle is a most important feature and has as much to do with reliable service as the leather itself. All bridles are completely hand sewn using wax linen thread. The wax locks the thread in the hole and seals it against dirt and weather. If one stitch becomes damaged and breaks, it will not run out as is common for machine stitching. The internal threads do well in keeping the leather secure until it can be repaired. All bridles are hand burnished and dyed to seal the fibres and protect from water penetrating into the hide. Ultimately, it makes the piece more pleasing to the eye and satisfying to the touch.


Regular Cavesson Regular Cavesson
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Raised · 5/8" · $295.00
An elegant, all-purpose bridle, well suited for any discipline, for both the pleasure and competitive rider.

English bridle leather, available in black, havana or medium brown.

Stainless steel or solid brass hardware.

Complete with leather reins. Add $50 to upgrade to laced, rubber "equus" grip, half rubber "equus" grip, or continental, leather reins.

Available in Cob, Horse or X-Full sizes.


Cavesson with Flash Regular Cavesson - Flash
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Raised · Flash · 5/8" · $325.00
An elegant, all-purpose bridle, with flash attachment, well suited for any discipline, for both the pleasure and competitive rider.

English bridle leather, available in black, havana or medium brown.

Stainless steel or solid brass hardware.

Complete with leather reins. Add $50 to upgrade to laced, rubber "equus" grip, half rubber "equus" grip, or continental, leather reins.

Available in Cob, Horse or X-Full sizes.

Dressage Bridle with Crank Noseband Dressage Bridle with Crank Noseband
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Raised · Padded Crank Noseband · 5/8" · $375.00

An elegant and refined Dressage bridle with a padded crank noseband.

Available in black English bridle leather.

Stainless steel or solid brass hardware.

Complete with leather reins. Add $50 to upgrade to laced, rubber "equus" grip, half rubber "equus" grip, or continental, leather reins.

Available in Cob, Horse or X-Full sizes.

Figure 8 Bridle
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Plain/Flat · 5/8" · $325.00
Padded with genuine sheepskin, the Fig 8 bridle offers an appealing, eye-catching design for riders of many disciplines. This refined bridle is a popular choice amongst pro jumpers and eventers, and is well suited for riders who are seeking a competitive bridle. Its unique design is less restrictive on the horse's nose, as can often be the case with other traditional bridle styles. Picture coming soon.

English bridle leather, available in black, havana or medium brown.

Stainless steel or solid brass hardware.

Complete with leather reins. Add $50 to upgrade to laced, rubber "equus" grip, half rubber "equus" grip, or continental, leather reins.

Available in Cob, Horse or X-Full sizes.

Figure 8 Bridle Figure 8 Bridle - Raised
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Raised · 5/8" · $350.00
Raised and padded with genuine sheepskin, the Fig 8 bridle offers an appealing, eye-catching design for riders of many disciplines. This refined bridle is a popular choice amongst pro jumpers and eventers, and is well suited for riders who are seeking a competitive bridle. Its unique design is less restrictive on the horse's nose, as can often be the case with other traditional bridle styles.

English bridle leather, available in black, havana or medium brown.

With stainless steel or solid brass hardware.

Complete with leather reins. Add $50 to upgrade to laced, rubber "equus" grip, half rubber "equus" grip, or continental, leather reins.

Available in Cob, Horse or X-Full sizes.

Hunt Bridle
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Flat · 5/8" · $235.00
This bridle is a true classic - a traditional Hunt bridle, with flat brow and cavesson - a simple yet stylish design that offers refinement and elegance. Picture coming soon.

English bridle leather, available in black, havana or medium brown.

Stainless steel or solid brass hardware.

Complete with leather reins. Add $50 to upgrade to laced, rubber "equus" grip, half rubber "equus" grip, or continental, leather reins.

Available in Cob, Horse or X-Full sizes.
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