Currently, I ride with a totally open headstall...no throatlatch, no browband, no nose or chin bands. It has no slits or loops for his ears, it's simply a length of leather that goes from the bit to the back of his head and back to the bit, with a tightening buckle on the right cheek and chicago screws. He likes the openness a lot, and doesn't have a problem with slippage.
The problem I'm running into is finding another. I'm not sure if I don't know the proper name, or it's just a very rare tack item. The one I have is an untooled double thick stitched harness leather. I don't know the maker, as it has no marks on it and I bought it out of the sale bin.
Anyone know the proper name, or where I can look to get a backup? I would also be willing to do a browband, but would rather not do a throatlatch...he doesn't particularly like them.