What is a bridle path? Well, it's exactly what it sounds like, a path for the bridle. Clipping this area just helps keep your horse looking sharp and allows your bridle to fit neatly on your horse.
To determine where your bridle path should be, start directly behind your horse's ears. Don't be fooled by where your horse's halter sits and think that's where your bridle path should be. It's called a bridle path because you are supposed to measure where the bridle would be.
So, start behind the ears and then use two fingers to estimate how long your bridle path should be. You really only want it be big enough for the headstall of the bridle.
Unless you are way taller than the horse you will be clipping grab a stool. Clipping the bridle path is not something that your horse should be resistant to but just in case, you don't want to be in the middle of a clipping pass to have your horse lift their head up on you. Goodbye forelock!
If your horse's old bridle path is waaaaayyy too long, like 5 fingers instead of 2, that has started to grow out, don't just reclip everything because that's what was done before. Endure the mohawk for a little while and let that hair grow out.
As always if you have any questions feel free to contact me or leave a comment!