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Baylee 04-01-2013 04:24 PM

Baffled about bridles
 
I was just curious about western/ barrelracing bridles. The one I use on my mare doesn't have a noseband- it has the bit and browband. Do western bridles have nosebands? I know English bridles do but was just curious about the western bridles :wink:

BornToRun 04-01-2013 04:28 PM

Out of all of the bridles I've ever seen, I haven't seen one with a cavesson before. All of my many western bridles do not have cavessons.

Baylee 04-01-2013 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by BornToRun (Post 2094818)
Out of all of the bridles I've ever seen, I haven't seen one with a cavesson before. All of my many western bridles do not have cavessons.

Hmm, I'll keep looking. Thanks for the help!

beau159 04-01-2013 04:36 PM

Western headstalls do not have a "noseband". (Bridle is the term used for the headstall and bit, together.)

You will sometime see a western bridle used in conjunction with a tie down, such as with roping where the horse requires the tie down to brace against when roping a steer or calf. They are two separate pieces of equipment.

https://lh3.ggpht.com/-g80e0CxwzKw/T...ollar_none.jpg

Western bridles do however come with a simple one-ear or double-ear design, and some may or not not have a throat latch. It's a matter of personal preference and sometimes, a matter of fashion. I myself prefer a browband and throatlatch because I feel its less likely to slide off the horse's head when I am doing intense things (barrels, cattle work, etc).

http://www.luans-leathers.com/One-Ea...0919111014.jpg


And also, there are hackamores or combination western bits (bit with a noseband) that can make it look like the western headstall has a noseband, but it is actually the bit, and not the headstall.

http://www.edandmartha.com/IMAGES/hackamore.jpg

smrobs 04-01-2013 04:37 PM

Generally speaking, no, western bridles do not have nosebands/cavessons. There are some people that add them for appearance sake, but most don't have them.

beau159 04-01-2013 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Baylee (Post 2094874)
Hmm, I'll keep looking. Thanks for the help!

Unless you have a headstall custom-made, or you find an old vintage western headstall, you won't find one with a noseband.

My mom actually has a vintage show/parade bridle that is similar to this one, with a noseband.

http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4840197131929578&pid=1.7


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