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post #1 of 13 Old 09-05-2010, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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one ear headstall

Does anyone use them? Does anyone have any problems with them?I think they look neat but I want to make sure they are practical before I buy one. Thanks!!

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post #2 of 13 Old 09-05-2010, 11:08 AM
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i like them. i have used them. i didnt really see a difference in the horse.

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post #3 of 13 Old 09-05-2010, 11:12 AM
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I have heard that the ones without a throatlatch can slip off-especially if you are trail riding.....but I like them for showing.

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post #4 of 13 Old 09-05-2010, 11:37 AM
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I agree with franknbeans. For trail riding, I won't use anything without a throatlatch. All it takes is one head shake or the horse rubbing his head on something to get the headstall off. I think they are fine for arena riding or showing though.

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post #5 of 13 Old 09-05-2010, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! Since I will be mostly trail riding I better get myself a headstall with a throatlatch! :) Glad I asked!!

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post #6 of 13 Old 09-05-2010, 12:48 PM
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I've mainly only trailrode with them and never had any issues...
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post #7 of 13 Old 09-05-2010, 02:38 PM
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I have one without a throat latch and I have had my horse ditch it with a head shake at least three times. Of course, I do have him in a snaffle which doesn't help in the least. I'd definitely stick to one with a throat latch, especially for trail riding.
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post #8 of 13 Old 09-05-2010, 03:07 PM
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I have heard many horror stories about one-ears. I would stick with a simple throat latch headstall.
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post #9 of 13 Old 09-05-2010, 03:12 PM
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This past summer I worked at a barn that used one eared head stalls with throatlatches. They never had problems with them. Just make sure your horse is ok with messing with that ear.

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post #10 of 13 Old 09-05-2010, 03:20 PM
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i ride in a one ear and i have never had any problem with it. i usually am trail riding. but i recently attached a tie-down on it and it still is fine.. the tie down is for my horse that likes to have his head set way too high

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