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How long ago was the first bridle and bit invented?

The bridle and bit are used by riders everyday and they are some of the most common and important pieces of tack. Read more to find out fun facts about the bridle and bit!

Hailey Esses, Staff Writer

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The bridle and bit are used by riders everyday and they are some of the most common and important pieces of tack.  They were invented around 1500 B.C.E. in Central Asia.  The invention of the bridle and the bit led to the domestication of the horse. People could have more control over their horses then ever before.  The bridle and bit were developed in order to make mounted warfare difficult to defeat during a war.  The bridle and bit also enabled warriors to shoot bows and arrows while on their horses, which gave them a further advantage in the time of war.  The bit also allowed for the horse-drawn chariot to be used.  The horse-drawn chariot transformed warfare, and made the warriors feared and harder to defeat as well.

anceint-bitlose-ring-bitd-ring-bitPictured is a bridle with a D-ring bit attached.warrior-on-horse

 

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