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post #1 of 9 Old 06-05-2012, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 9 Old 06-05-2012, 03:11 PM
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Im using a browband with a throat latch. And a snaffle bit, right now on my 2 year old.
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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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Halter ;) then a browband and throatlatch.
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A browband allows the pressure/contact to remain even. Throatlatch prevents the head stall from falling off.

Definitely browband and throatlatch!
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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.
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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.

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post #9 of 9 Old 06-05-2012, 09:31 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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