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post #11 of 15 Old 06-28-2012, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by goingnowhere1 View Post
Yesterday I went to a barn to try three horses for lease(one of which I absoloutley love and will talk about another day) the owner seemed to want to tack up the horse by herself, and I let her.
When she put on the (English) bridle she had the noseband already buckled and slid the noseband around the horses nose while she put the bit in. I have never seen anyone do this before as I was taught and observed people buckling it after they put the bit in.
I was wondering if anyone does it this way, my way, or a different way and why they do it that particular way. Thanks!
Leaving the noseband buckled is fairly common in Riding Schools, I've found.

Like everyone else says, there's no real reason for it. Unless it's on a small child's pony and the buckle's particularly stiff :)

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If it works for her, what does it matter. I've had unbuckled cavessons that seemed to have a mind of their own, going everywhere but where they should. Sometimes buckling makes it easier especially with a horse that loses it's patience.
Part of your horse's training is to develop patience. If my horse doesn't stand for anything done while grooming or tacking up, then we put that on the list to retrain.
I suggest bridling often, on and off, and taking more time to do it. I also put my bridles on with an unbuckled caveson, throat latch and undone curb chain.
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Sorry for answering so late...
No, the bridle had no flash, it was just a normal nose band (pick below) Courbette Saddlery Company, Inc. Hunter/Jumper Bridles
Thanks for all of your answers, I was simply wondering because I'd never seen this done.
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post #14 of 15 Old 06-28-2012, 03:42 PM
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Wait people actually unbuckle those things every time? I was never taught to unbuckle a noseband because it's not tight. I have never even seen anyone unbuckle one, even at shows.
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post #15 of 15 Old 06-28-2012, 04:09 PM
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LOL, I never unbuckle mine if I am putting a horses regular bridle on, the nose band isn't tight so it just slips on and off without issue. The only time I undo it is when I am putting a a bridle that I usually don't use on that horse, then I put it on undone, so I can do it up at the right hole for that horse.

Maybe lazy, or time saving or whatever, but I can't see any reason why you NEED to undo it every time.
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