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Icelandic Horse Connection

Tack Sizes for the Icelandic Horse / Pony

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Halters / Bridles

Icelandic Horses have a wide range of sizes for their heads. I have three Icelandics and each one takes a different size halter, fly mask, and bridle. One takes an Arab size, one takes a horse size, and one takes extra large size!

The sidepull that we had made, specifically for Icelandics, accounts for the shorter length in the head, but the wider brow. The larger heads and some of the normal sized heads will generally take a larger brow band; my larger Icelandic uses a 17" brow band.

Saddles

That is a very big subject. A lot depends on the shape of the horse's back, the length of the horse's back, the width of the ribs, etc. See the following pages:

Back Shape

Back Shape 2

Finding The Last Rib

Considerations for the Heavier Rider

Weight-Carrying Ability

Saddle Fitting

Saddle Fitting Guides

Saddle Slippage

Gullet Widths

Icelandic Saddle Fit

Treeless Saddles

Bits

Bit Mechanics

Liz Graves Podcast on Bits

Loud Bits Destroy Communication

Metal Differences in Bits

Bits for Gaited Horses

Do Gaited Horses Require Harsher Bits?

Bit, A Tool of Communication

Dr. Clayton's Bit Study

Bit Definitions

Wonder Bit, Not So Wonderful

Fly Sheets

Shoes

Slip-on Boots



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