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cowgirl4jesus94 04-19-2009 11:23 PM

1 ear headstall for a snaffle?
 
can you use a 1 ear headstall for a snaffle bit??

smrobs 04-20-2009 01:38 AM

Sure. I prefer the browband headstalls myself but that is more of just a personal preferance. I see no reason why you can't use a snaffle and 1-ear together.

CloudsMystique 04-20-2009 01:49 AM

I've done it before and didn't have a problem.

kitten_Val 04-20-2009 08:47 AM

Sure you can. I personally am not big fan of one ear bridles, but I have one with snaffle attached.

cowgirl4jesus94 04-20-2009 10:22 AM

I figured you could and I got a 1 ear headstall but someone on another forum said that you cant use a snaffle with a 1 ear. So.. i didnt know if it was because they might not be completely even? Thanks. :)

crazymanda 04-20-2009 10:33 AM

You can although technically I don't think your "supposed to" because a one ear headstall is more for curb bits but if it works, then use it. I prefer the browband headstalls myself. I've had the one ear headstalls slide off the ear then slide off the horse.

mls 04-20-2009 10:43 AM

Snaffle or curb - but it does apply uneven pressure. They should be used on a more finished horse.

RedRoan 04-20-2009 11:06 AM

I have two bridals that have snaffles on one eared headstalls. The reason why you are not 'supposed' to do it is because you can pull the bit through the mouth way easier then you can with a headstall with a browband and cheek strap.

mls 04-20-2009 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RedRoan (Post 291962)
I have two bridals that have snaffles on one eared headstalls. The reason why you are not 'supposed' to do it is because you can pull the bit through the mouth way easier then you can with a headstall with a browband and cheek strap.

Ah - no. The style of headstall has nothing to do with pulling the bit through the mouth. That would be the riders hands.

All bridles have cheek pieces.

A curb strap can be used with a one eared or a regular brow band headstall.

RedRoan 04-20-2009 12:43 PM

Quote:

Ah - no. The style of headstall has nothing to do with pulling the bit through the mouth. That would be the riders hands.

All bridles have cheek pieces.

A curb strap can be used with a one eared or a regular brow band headstall.
Sorry i didn't mean cheek pieces, I meant a throat latch. And yes... the harder you pull the more likely you will pull the bit through the mouth....... what I'm saying is it is a lot more unsafe with just a one eared head stall because there can be more slippage of the bit in the mouth from side to side because there is no brow band or throat latch to stop it from slipping (and yes it is the rider that does it).


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