Sizing can vary between brands so our size guide should help you to select the correct size!
All our clothing sizes are in ladies GB clothing sizes, many of our brands are foreign so for correlation we use the GB Size. If you are unsure of your size do contact us.
CLOTHING - INTERNATIONAL SIZE CONVERSION
ARIAT CLOTHING SIZE CHART
ARIAT FOOTWEAR SIZES
TREDSTEP DONATELLO BOOT SIZES
Horse SizesThe Majority of our Equestrian products are sized as Pony, Cob or Full Size. Some boots you will find in Medium Or Large, this would be equivalent to Cob or Full. If you are unsure of a size do give us a call and we can check for you!
All orders are dispatched from our shop in Barrow, Suffolk. We have an on site post office so all orders are dispatched same day Monday to Friday.
We use Royal Mail and UPS.
Standard Delivery is 3-5 working days.
European Delivery to certain countries is also available if you go through to the checkout stage the country amount will be visible.
When We Dispatch
Orders placed before 3pm on a working day will be dispatched the same day. Orders are not dispatched on Sundays or bank holidays.
Some deliveries will require signing for depending on the value of the item. If a signature is required we are unable to leave parcels in safe places or with neighbours for security reasons.
If there is a problem with your delivery or you believe your delivery should of arrived please give us a call and speak to us on 01284 811032 and we will investigate the issue right away!
Please note we CANNOT ship Shotguns or Rifles they must be collected in store and you will need to bring your Shotgun or Firearms Licence and ID with you.
Returns & Replacements
No questions asked 14-day Returns Policy
We at Forelock and Load Ltd pride ourselves on the quality of our service and always endeavour to meet the high standards we feel our customers deserve and expect. As such, the items you choose should arrive in the best possible condition. Should this not be the case, or if you are not 100% happy with your purchase, then we offer the following terms and conditions for your satisfaction:
- If your item has been lost or damaged in transit, has arrived faulty, or is incorrect, then please call us immediately (or within 48 hours of receipt) on 01284 811032. We will then arrange the best course of action to take. In all the above instances any costs incurred in returning items will be fully reimbursed.
- If your Item has developed a fault then please contact us with your order number to hand. We can then discuss the preferred course of action that you would like us to take.
- If for any other reason you want to return an item to us we offer a no questions asked 14-day returns policy. We do ask that you please return the item - unused and in its original packaging - within 14 days of receipt. We recommend that you use a signed for service, via a reputable courier, such as Royal Mail for smaller items and Interlink for larger items, with adequate insurance to cover the value of the item.
- To facilitate a speedy refund, please include a copy of your receipt and state the reason for the return. Our RETURNS ADDRESS is Forelock and Load Returns, Church Road, Barrow, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5AX. We will if requested pay for the return postage if your item is faulty but will not pay for the original postal costs of getting the item to you.
Please note that we are unable to accept returns of items that are deemed as gifts that have a security tag that has been broken such as a DVD.
Items on SALE are non-returnable. Hats are also non returnable when purchased online.
If you would like to discuss the exchange or return of any item, or have any further queries, then please contact us.
Thank you very much from all at the Forelock and Load team.
Your statutory rights are not affected by the above terms and conditions.
WHY LOOK AT CHANGING TO A MICKLEM….. THIS INNOVATIVE BRIDLE WAS DESIGNED BY WILLIAM MICKLEM WORKING WITH THE SKELETON OF THE HORSE’S SKULL. THE SHAPE OF THE MICKLEM AVOIDS PRESSURE ON THE FACIAL NERVES, UPPER JAW MOLARS AND THE PROTRUDING CHEEK BONES, THUS CREATING A BRIDLE WHICH CAN MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE TO YOUR HORSES’ WAY OF GOING BY ELIMINATING THESE MAIN AREAS OF DISCOMFORT.
Three Main Pieces
The Rambo® Micklem Multibridle is three main pieces of equipment in one.
1. A BRIDLE (including integral noseband)
2. A LUNGE CAVESSON
3. A BITLESS BRIDLE (3 alternatives)
And features the unique tongue and bars of the mouth protection system, which has proved effective for so many horses.
|HOW TO FIT AND USE BRIDLE|
Fitting the Bit Straps
Fit the bit straps to your bit first, with the buckle on the outside and the end of the strap facing upwards, then attach to the Multibridle (Figure 4) using the bit rings at the bottom of the cheek pieces. For some varieties of bits with long sides a shorter attachment than the bit straps may be needed, in which case one of the set of clips should be used. (Figure 5)
|Figure 4 . Micklem Multibridle||Figure 5 . Bit Clips|
Positioning the Front Nose Piece
The key to fitting your Rambo® Micklem Multibridle is to ensure that the front nosepiece is approx 2 to 3 inches higher than the corners of the mouth and at least six fingers above the nostrils. To confirm you have the right position, put your fingers either side of the nose at this point and you will be able to locate where the fragile ends of the nose bones begin. (figure 1)
The front nosepiece should not be below this point. Then use both the cheek pieces and the bit straps or clips to fit your bit at the normal height.
Doing the Top Back Straps
This should be fastened flush with the skin, not loose like a throat latch, so that it holds the bridle in place. It will sit naturally on the cheek-bones at approximately 45 degrees to the vertical.
Doing the Bottom Back Straps
This fits like a standard dropped noseband, underneath the bit and flush with the skin. This fitting actually allows the horse freedom to open the mouth a little, but when this happens the bit will rise up encouraging the mouth to close.
Fitting the Tongue and Bar Protector
Use the appropriate length clips to join the bit to the side rings and you have a unique tongue and bar protection system. (figure 4) If a rider gets left behind, or a horse and rider pull against each other, the clips will shift the extra pressure to the nose rather than on to the tongue or the very narrow bars of the mouth.(figure 6)
This is a similar action to the Australian racing noseband. This will help the horse to accept the bit quietly and discourage them from putting the tongue over the bit. It is also very useful for novice riders who have not yet learnt to go with the motion of the horse.
|Figure 6 . The sharp narrow bars are located on the bottom jaw.|
2. LUNGE CAVESSON
The bridle, as fitted above, can be used as a classical lunge cavesson (figure 7) by simply attaching a lunge line to the ring provided on the nose piece. When using side reins or running reins, which by their nature are relatively fixed, the tongue protection system using the clips is a huge advantage. It may be necessary to tighten the top back strap by one hole in some circumstances where ex-tra security is required.
|Figure 7 . Lunge Cavesson|
3. BITLESS BRIDLE
There are three alternative bitless bridles, from mild to strong, so there will be one that suits your horse and they all avoid the extreme da-mage to the molar teeth caused by standard bitless bridles. They are great to use after any mouth damage such as split corners or if your horse dislikes a bit. Some may wish to use a bitless bridle on a continuous basis and the stronger alternative is ideal for this. It has been proved to work wonderfully well over many years.
|Figure 8 Mild||Figure 9 Medium||Figure 10|
Strong (figure 11) - Take the long strap and bring it through the keeper (figure 10) at the top of the headpiece. Centre this strap, then cross it diagonally at the back of the head and bring it out through the side rings, before attaching the reins to the ends of this long strap.
|Figure 11 Bitless Bridle Strong||Figure 12 Headcollar|
There's even more added value to the Rambo® Micklem Multibridle. It's not just a bridle, a noseband, a lunge cavesson and a bitless bridle, it's also a headcollar (figure 12), enabling you to buy just one product instead of five.
It is important that when you are using the Multibridle as a Headcollar, or when the bit is attached, the side rings are the per-fect place to attach cross ties safely.
Fitting Head Collar
Just take off the bit or bitless bridle attachment and loosen the back straps and it is a headcollar for travelling to competitions or for use during long distance rides.