My mare has issues with straighness, and falls out of the circle on the right rein. I know that this is an issue of retaining and aids, but after a friend watched me ride she suggested a Grackle noseband, and told me that it would help.
I've googled it a few times but there never seems to be a straight answer! What are they used for, and would our training benefit from the use of one? To help with straightness? I don't really see how a noseband would make a huge difference, but I could be wrong..
My mare has a soft mouth, I use a loose ring french link and a plain cavesson noseband at the moment.
Any thoughts? Thanks a lot :)