Originally Posted by dbarabians
Golden Horse I have never used a chain before. In arabian halter classes the chain goes under the chin.
Any advice you have is appreciated. I was just concerned that over the nose might be a bit harsher than the chin and he responded really well after a couple of light yanks.
You have more experience using one than I so if I have placed it wrong let me know. Shalom
Just seeing this now, as you can see from the other responses, it is not merely a case of right and wrong, but a lot of what suits you.
While the chain is under in show classes, to me that help the head up, elongated neck look that is trying to be achieved. My personal choice when handling my stud was chain over the nose, not that I used it all the time, but when I needed it, on it went, as others have said, if you give a snap on the chain when it is over, then the nose tends to come down, and it put me in control quicker.
I have also on a couple of occasions actually ran it through his mouth and used it more like a bit, that may get me flamed, but at least I didn't get hurt by a stud who was having a momentary lapse in respect.