Remove the bridle by slipping the halter
(attached to a cross tie or lead rope
) back over the horse's ears as in Step 2. Undo the throatlatch, curb chain and noseband. With your left hand reach under the horse's neck and slide the crown over the horse's ears. Holding it as you did in step 3, gently lower the bit out of the horse's mouth. Be careful not to knock his teeth. With your right hand, slip the halter on properly and take the reins up over the horse's neck to completely remove the bridle.
After use you may wish to clean your bridle
, or at least wipe the bit to tidy it up before hanging it away.