Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Honestly... rely on your training, not a noseband.
I always suggest to students to school in exactly the equipment they are going to show in; first, it allows for consistency, so your horse doesn't get confused as to the change, and second, then both you and the horse are comfortable in the equipment that you use the most.
First and foremost though, a noseband SHOULDN'T give you control, unless you're misusing it.
I have a figure-8 because I like the look, but I keep it very loose (without it being sloppy) and it really doens't do anything.
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