First Thought Equine, manufacturer of the WOW saddle, has launched an
innovative bridle headpiece called the Kinda that helps reduce poll
pressure. It can be fitted with all standard bridles and features a padded
base that increases pressure distribution – the normal bridle headpiece
threads through a hidden channel at the top of the Kinda, for a smart,
smooth appearance. The Kinda is ergonomically designed for a comfortable fit
at the ears.
The product also helps to alleviate pressure from the ‘bridlepath’ section
of mane behind the ears which, with a bridle headpiece on top, can cause
discomfort. The Kinda has a channel running beneath it, like a saddle
gullet, in which the trimmed section of mane can sit. The Kinda may also
help prevent headshaking in horses that are sensitive to pressure at the
poll and ears and is useful for horses with big ears, whose headpieces are
prone to pinching.
The Kinda retails for £49 and is available in Black or Brown.
First Thought Equine produces the range of WOW saddles, which are modular
and feature a carbon fibre tree that allows for lateral flexion, for
superior equine comfort. WOW saddles also feature the Flair air-flocking
system, which is used in place of traditional wool flocking; the air
automatically takes up asymmetry in the horse’s back.
• First Thought Equine: See www.facebook.com/wowsaddle or visit
• Call 01227 831614 for stockist details, or for info on ordering direct.