E647 – Horsehair Bridle
Hitched Horsehair Bridle
Introduced in the 8th century by Spaniards, hitched horsehair (not braiding) is a series of knots with horse tail hair which will last for generations. Montana State Prison (Deer Lodge) used cotton butcher twine (slaughter house twine) which was hitched over. Hitching was more of a hobby for prison inmates. There is also an iron bit with the initials FM and FP stamped on each side. There is also a Lucite rosette with a picture of a dog on it on each side of the headstall. The stand shown in the picture is a display only (it is not included with sale of the bridle).