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post #1 of 14 Old 06-01-2012, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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TWH head question

Does the head carriage/conformation of the TWH make it more difficult to get tack that fits or stays in place well? I have trouble with my boy because when he wears a halter the crown piece is constantly slipping down his neck instead of staying right behind his ears.

The few times I tried a bridle on him the same thing happened. A browband would help I think but I only have one bridle at the moment that has a browband and it is draft size so I will have to order something just for him. Does anyone else notice this?

I think it is just the way his head and neck are put together but it seems such an odd problem to have. I have take to just using a neck loop part of the time instead of a halter because I get tired of pushing the crown piece back up all the time.
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I have a Racking horse, and a brow band is a MUST, specially if its in something that can move easily like a hack or a snaffle. She has a tiny head and a bit of a big nose, so things are more prone to slipping around without proper fitting.
If you can't afford to buy a bridle with a brow band, then monkey-rig one. You can find some cheap soft rope at Walmart and the like, and really if you can make decent knots then it's a simple and easy project.
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You can order just a browband from most places if you can't afford to buy a whole new bridle.

Plymouth Decorated Browbands by SmartPak - Browbands from SmartPak Equine


Although for that price you could get a fairly cheap work bridle. Vaquero Cowboy Tack Browband Bridle in Browband at Schneider Saddlery
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Or these are a good price... and come in pretty colors!

Solid vinyl Front Browband
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Or these are a good price... and come in pretty colors!

Solid vinyl Front Browband
Those look so tacky... but for some reason I am now tempted to get a couple Change the colors out depending on my mood.
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Does the head carriage/conformation of the TWH make it more difficult to get tack that fits or stays in place well? I have trouble with my boy because when he wears a halter the crown piece is constantly slipping down his neck instead of staying right behind his ears.

The few times I tried a bridle on him the same thing happened. A browband would help I think but I only have one bridle at the moment that has a browband and it is draft size so I will have to order something just for him. Does anyone else notice this?

I think it is just the way his head and neck are put together but it seems such an odd problem to have. I have take to just using a neck loop part of the time instead of a halter because I get tired of pushing the crown piece back up all the time.
My guess is it is either too big or not on and adjusted correctly. That is the only time I have seen that issue occur. Here are some fitting tips with pictures

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We have a saddlebred mare, and haven't had any problems with bridle fit that I know of, even though she has quite the blockish head.



Have you tried re-fitting it?

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On the bridle I was trying ( and on all the halters) I have tried every hole and they all do the same thing. I do not mind getting a new bridle, its not a money issue, I was just curious if anyone elses horse was like this.

He has quite a small head and his poll area is very pointy looking? That sounds weird but that is the only way I can explain it. I actually call him "pointy head" at the barn. It's like from the back of his ears his neck immediately slopes down at quite an angle so that nothing stays setting in the right place. When he is dozing while tied he lowers his head and it's not a problem but he normally has a very upright carriage.
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On the bridle I was trying ( and on all the halters) I have tried every hole and they all do the same thing. I do not mind getting a new bridle, its not a money issue, I was just curious if anyone elses horse was like this.

He has quite a small head and his poll area is very pointy looking? That sounds weird but that is the only way I can explain it. I actually call him "pointy head" at the barn. It's like from the back of his ears his neck immediately slopes down at quite an angle so that nothing stays setting in the right place. When he is dozing while tied he lowers his head and it's not a problem but he normally has a very upright carriage.
can you post a picture with the halter on? I saw your picture on another thread with a rope halter and it wasn't sliding back
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I usually push it up before a picture since it looks so strange. I will look through my photos tonight to see if there is one where it has fallen down.
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