Long time member, minimal poster! **) I am curious as to what others ride in and suggest to help with a horse that has a sensitive poll? I currently ride in a beautiful Kieffer Comfort Verona snaffle which has a slightly cut back padded head piece but I'd like to take things up a notch and get a bridle that is specifically designed to assist those horses that have sensitive polls. I can safely say it's his poll and not his teeth, he has had issues in the past with bad dentistry work so it's something we stay on top of every 6 months with a brilliant dentist. When he gets a massage (4 times a year) his body is great but it's always that side of the poll she notices as being a bit sore. I use massage on the ground (not always, really only when I remember to be honest) and always use ridden exercises to unlock his poll when I get on to warm him up, and if I notice the poll soreness in gaits other then walk I go back to these flexion exercises (Jane Savoie turning the key, so if anyone has any other exercises I'm open to this too). Part of it is me working on steadying my hands and having more of an elastic contact also - working on it! As he supples and by the end of the ride that soreness is always gone. Anyone use a micklem? They don't look that different in the poll though to what I have now. Or even one of the very unique looking dyon differences bridles that are REALLY cut back? they don't look traditional, the throat latches cross under the jaw and are tighter then what you would normally have them on a "regular" bridle, it's all part of how the bridle works. Unsure if you could use these in competitions here in oz though due to their design.