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post #31 of 39 Old 08-18-2009, 09:14 AM
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post #32 of 39 Old 08-18-2009, 01:52 PM
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I use two or three stacked fingers under the noseband. Sometimes the holes are too far apart so if I use one hole it's too tight, but the next hole down it's too loose. So I just leave it loose.. I don't wanna hurt my horse. ;)

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post #33 of 39 Old 08-18-2009, 05:38 PM
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I use two or three stacked fingers under the noseband. Sometimes the holes are too far apart so if I use one hole it's too tight, but the next hole down it's too loose. So I just leave it loose.. I don't wanna hurt my horse. ;)

Just be careful if you go into competetion with it too loose. The steward has every right to not allow you to compete until it is correct.

You are best to put in an extra hole between too loose and too tight.
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post #34 of 39 Old 08-18-2009, 05:49 PM
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Justdressageit, a question about the fittingof your figure 8? I've never used one and rarely seen them used, but does the top part of your noseband finish too high up your horse's head? In that pic it looks like it finishes just under his eye and goes down over his cheek, shouldn't nosebands rest between the cheek and the mouth, not over the cheek.
It could be the angle of the picture that's throwing it off, as far as I know it's fitted correctly for his face :) I rarely use it, just when I decide I want to change up the look :)


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post #35 of 39 Old 08-18-2009, 06:29 PM
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I had to punch holes in my bridle. I had to make the headstall bigger and the flash and noseband smaller. I wrapped it around until I liked where it sat, then I marked it with a sharpie, then punched the hole. =]

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post #36 of 39 Old 08-27-2009, 03:46 PM
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I can fit two fingers underneath the noseband, but to fair I could do away with the thing completely if I wanted. The horse goes "on the bit" when ridden in a halter with two lead ropes clipped to the side. Don't even need the bridle, much less the noseband.
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post #37 of 39 Old 08-27-2009, 06:10 PM
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My understanding and belief is that with a too tight of a noseband, the horse cannot relax and move his jaw as needed to be correct through his entire body. If the horse cannot move his jaw, then his back muscles have no chance of softening. And unable to move their jaw, they move their tongue and often develop the habit of sucking them up trying to find relief.
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I love you. There are so many new 'dressage people' who think that dressage is all about the neck and headset, but it's not. It is about the hind legs and back. A round back and active, loose hindlegs will get the perfect headset anyways. The real problem with tight nosebands is they cause the cheeks to get pressed into the teeth, causing sores.
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post #38 of 39 Old 08-27-2009, 10:25 PM
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There are so many new 'dressage people' who think that dressage is all about the neck and headset, but it's not. It is about the hind legs and back. A round back and active, loose hindlegs will get the perfect headset anyways.
YES!! more people who don't see saw on their horses faces to get their heads down....I want to absolutly SCREAM at riders who think see sawing is okay....the action looks SO desperate and ugly I just want to vomit.

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post #39 of 39 Old 09-17-2009, 08:25 PM
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i guess you could call me new to dressage (ive been riding it for three years) but my mom rode as a kid and she would NEVER let me see saw on the horses mouth, she would rather me n my horse go around looking terrible then me see sawing so now thats exactly what i think like. also i think if people see saw then the horse can never round the back and go into balance because the horse wont trust the riders hands.

i never tighten my nose band or flash. they stay just loose enough to 'hug' the horses nose. im glad to hear im not the only one that thinks like that :)

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