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LadyNeigh 07-28-2011 02:50 AM

Black Patches on the noseband??
What is the black patch on the noseband:
a) called
b) for?
Thank you! :D
Sorry the massive size of the picture, i'm no computer geek and dont know how to make it smaller! :oops:

bubba13 07-28-2011 02:54 AM

It's a nasal strip, like a Breathe Right for humans, to keep the airways open and respiration efficient during hard aerobic exercise.

Strange 07-28-2011 05:44 PM

^ They work remarkably well, by the way. I ride a gelding that has some roaring problems in his older age and with a nasal strip his breathing sounds almost 100% normal even right after a cross country run.

VelvetsAB 07-28-2011 07:28 PM

And just to add to bubba and strange...

The patches are NOT on the nose band, but were applied directly to the horse. The bridle just sits over top of it.

LadyNeigh 07-31-2011 01:57 PM

Brill :-) thanks everyone!!

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