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Thursday, 5 October 2017

5 Types of Nose Bands forHorses

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1.  Regular noseband

This would be the most used noseband for everyday riding!  It is clearly not restricting and as long as you use it properly it will be great for any horse or pony.

2.  Hunting Cavesson noseband 

This is almost the same as the above but this noseband is flat and used for hunting and showing.  Again, this noseband is comfortable for the horse and as it lies flat there are no pressure points.

3.  Drop/Competition Nose Band

This is great for competitions, it has a much different design and only comes with the full bridle.  The bit attachment is attached to the noseband and the noseband is dropped below the bit. 

4.  Flash Nose Band

This is a controversial noseband because it is designed to keep the horse's mouth shut.  It has the usual nose band with an attached second band which is done up below the bit.  It can be great for horses who put their tongue over the bit.  Don't tighten it too much.

5.  Crank/Grackle Nose Band

This one is slightly different to the flash as this noseband is made to stop the horse from crossing his jaw and opening his mouth.  It must be noted that this noseband has a lot of pressure points so isn't great for sensitive horses.  Riders also claim that riding in this noseband gives them more control.  Again do not tighten it too much.


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