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    06-05-2012, 04:00 PM
When breaking in a colt...

What kind of headstall do you prefer to use? One with a browband and throat latch or a single ear slip?
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    06-05-2012, 04:11 PM
Im using a browband with a throat latch. And a snaffle bit, right now on my 2 year old.
    06-05-2012, 04:26 PM
Back in my young and stupider days...I had a horse buck and paw a single ear off his head...LOL
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    06-05-2012, 04:33 PM
    06-05-2012, 04:33 PM
Halter ;) then a browband and throatlatch.
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    06-05-2012, 04:38 PM
A browband allows the pressure/contact to remain even. Throatlatch prevents the head stall from falling off.

Definitely browband and throatlatch!
    06-05-2012, 04:51 PM
I start all mine in a browband with throatlatch. I honestly have started way more though in just a halter with a 6 foot rope. I just use the rope as a one sided rein to turn on the edge of the pen at first, I then progress to ridin with a bridle.
    06-05-2012, 05:02 PM
Browband w/ throatlatch, definitely. I've seen too many instances of, as Chick mentioned, horses pawing their one-ear headstall off or learning to do a well-timed head shake or head rub to get the bridle off.
    06-05-2012, 10:31 PM
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I started with a halter for my first few rides, after that I moved onto a full cheek snaffle and a one ear....but that was only due to my headstall with a browband didnt fit at the time, and since than I have bought a new one

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