A European design, known as a “Gluecksrad” or “LG bridle,” uses a six-spoked metal wheel that connects headstall, noseband and chinstrap to add some leverage. There are different ways to connect the reins for various levels of leverage or no leverage at all.
This bridle is well suited for finer and higher communication with the horse. Collection is easily achieved and very quiet hand signals are understood. The quick release makes it easy to teach lessons to the horse. This bridle feels just like a bit to the riders hand.
The LG bridle was invented over a decade ago and is used by many European riders, including two Olympic gold medalists (Dressage and Eventing).