Bridle leather is so-called because of the methods used during the tanning and finishing process. The unique properties of Bridle Leather are created by skilled leatherworkers by stuffing both the flesh and grain sides of the leather with grease and oils. The extra work means that creating this type of leather is a long, labour-intensive process. Because of this, only the best hides are used in its creation. It wouldn’t make sense from an economic point of view to use substandard, cheaper hides.