A book that I'm currently writing called Surge features an enemy faction called the Degenerates that are heavily inspired by the Scythians (Indo-Iranian horse nomads that ruled the Eurasian Steppes and Central Asia from the 9th century BC to the 1st century CE) and consists mostly of humans parasitized by a prehistoric endoparasite called Echidna (named after the Dracaena famous for giving birth to numerous monsters in Greek mythology), which parasitizes and radically alters the entire physiology of a wide variety of organisms from the phylum Chordata.
In lieu of horses, the Degenerates use a variety of parasitised animals as mounts.Two of these animal-spawned Degenerates include Cerberi and Orthri: dogs and dingos that have attained 2-meter heights, lengths of 3.7 meters and weights of 227 kilograms along with gaining extra heads controlled by a central brain located at the base of their spinal columns (Cerberi have two extra heads while Orthri have an extra head). Both Cerberi and Orthri have streamlined sturdy bodies for quick movement, muscular legs that can propel them forwards at high-speeds and a long, slender tail that sprays a corrosive venom capable of melting flesh and bone.
Cerberi and Orthri can be distinguished from each other by their facial structures. Cerberi have heads broader than that of modern canines like those of a Dire Wolf (a prehistoric ancestor of wolves) - suited for grabbing onto large prey. Orthri have long narrow skulls eerily similar to that of Inostrancevia latifrons (a proto-mammalian predator that roamed Permain Russia) and feature two enlarged sabre-like upper canines and slightly smaller lower canines. Orthri use their letha canines as stabbing devices to pierce through flesh and disable prey or a more surgical type of bite in which the incisors interlock when the jaws are closed, allowing an Orthri to slice out jagged edged hunks of flesh.
What sort of bridle would be needed for a rider to control these multi-headed creatures while riding them?