Originally Posted by eventerdrew
Thanks guys. Yes it is obvious that proper training is the key but I guess I should have been clearer in my question. I have a horse that leans on her bit while jumping and I really do not want to switch the bit as she has a sensitive mouth. I was just wondering if it would help her stop leaning and consequently rushing to the jump. We will be meeting with the trainer on Wednesday
As said earlier, the grackle/figure 8 noseband mostly keeps horses from evading the bit by crossing their jaw. It will do little to keep them from leaning on the bit.
For jumping, I have used a kineton noseband on horses that do this, especially on XC. It adds pressure to the nose when you pull on the reins. It does help.
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