The Bridle Suite was one of David Blyth's works made during his time as Town Artist in Huntly in 2006.
The North East of Scotland was home to a phenomenon known as The Horseman's Word, a clandestine horse cult operating until the late 19th century. The organisation was based on a particular relationship between men and horses. Words, potions and actions were taught to the members that were known to have a magical effect upon horses and exert control over them. An attractive incentive for young men invited to join this cult was a word that was said to also have an effect upon women. Consequently, David here addresses themes based on methods of control - both physical and mental - in relationships, and their emotional and social consequences.