Tight nose bands cause distress in horses

When I was growing up, nosebands were loose. In fact, many people didn’t bother with them at all. By the time I had bought Kroni, my Trakehner, it was difficult to find a bridle without a flash, and cranks were becoming more common. Kroni was always busy with his mouth, which was a problem for […]

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A new kind of noseband?

This recent ad from Dover Saddlery belongs in the “what’s wrong with this picture?” game. Or maybe it’s a new kind of noseband — one that maintains the traditional hunter appearance but which shows that your horse needs no pressure from a noseband to behave. Think of it as the anti-crank noseband! Of course it’s […]

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