Originally Posted by Taffy Clayton
Your pony is too cute.
The bridle looks good just a few adjustments.
Could your bit be on backwards? Not sure, but it looks like it is not sitting where it should, check it out, it just looks like it is pointing down or something.
See if you can straighten out the brow band so it is straight across his forehead and doesn't go up and wrap around his ears, that might cause him some discomfort in the ear area.
See what happens if you push the blinder stays further up the brow band, that should straighten the brow band, but it might tighten the blinders closer to his eyes. They are plenty tight, so try not to make tighter.
The noseband, the noseband is important in that it keeps the bridle from bowing out at the cheeks, and allowing the horse to see behind him. If your noseband does not work, by all means try a piece of leather or anything else to get by till something more permanent comes along.
Again he looks so cute!!
Thanks! I will try that! I think her blinders are as high as they go, but the brow band might be able to adjust. I will def try to tie up the nose band.
Originally Posted by Endiku
What a cutie pie!
If your mare doesn't tend to chew on the bit, I wouldn't think that the noseband is extremely crucial, but I wouldnt that my word as law. I'm still learning a lot ;) Perhaps you should sew a little bit more nylon onto it to make it long enough? Definitely just leave it, otherwise, and don't try to latch it. You don't want to make her clench her teeth or mess with her breathing.
Honestly though, your bit looks like it might be ok. If its for minis it is most likely a 3 1/2 ich. I would suggest to put some bit keepers on it, but I don't know what you'd attatch them to on a nylon bridle like that... so just be careful to make sure she doesn't get one part of it up her nostril or catches on something. You'd be suprised at how easily that happens!
If/when you ever buy another harness, you might be able to contact the store owners (if you order online, anyways. That's what I have to do because our tack stores don't carry mini tack AT ALL) about getting a size B bridle and a size A harness. I had to do that for my big-headed gelding! XD
Thanks, Yea I was thinking if I might be able to sew on something. Because she is very new to a bit, she does chew on it a little. Thanks again!
Originally Posted by Wallaby
Disclaimer: I know nothing about driving.
But, I'm thinking, OP that your nose band problem might be because the nose band is supposed to go inside the cheek straps, not around the cheek pieces like it is in your pictures... Maybe that would make it small enough?
At least, the cheek pieces are meant to be on the outside for non-driving horse bridles and I assume it's the same with driving...
Your girl is ADORABLE! :)
Well, see the nose band has not other way to be it goes around each side and in the middle of the loop, so it has 3 strips to hold it on, so unfortunately I can't adjust it beside up and down.
Thanks everybody for the help! I am thinking I will post a thread of her full body shot in her harness to see if I got anything
right, I did it completely alone, I am really new to driving so yea! I am very encouraged to get her going!