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        09-22-2011, 06:17 PM
    Any idea what this is for?

    I've seen some of the western riders at my barn put some sort of twine around their horses face. Its a rough looking twine that looks like a noseband placed too high and then from that it goes around the poll. I've seen people put these on under their headstalls and could not for the life of my figure out what it was for. . Any ideas? Also, I've seen where (excuse my horrible explanation) two pieces of string coming from the bit, one on top strung to both ends and one on the bottom also strung to both ends, and when the bit is put in the horses mouth these pieces of string are put above and below his front teeth, is it a way to make the bit more harsh?
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        09-22-2011, 07:14 PM
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    Is this twine pulling down on the bridge of the horse's nose, down towards it's chest? (hooked to the girth, or to the breastplate?)

    If so, it's a form of tie-down. A gimick really, because although it's purpose is to keep the horse's head down and it's body rounded, it only serves to make the horse brace against pressure, and form uneven, bulgy muscles in the wrong places. If it looks like twine, it's most likely baling string (it ties a hay square up.) and it's just someone's cheap way of masking a problem.

    Not too sure about the piece in the horse's mouths...
        09-22-2011, 07:19 PM
    Green Broke
    Sounds like a tie-down to me.
    As for the 2nd explaination, it could be a bit rigged to be more severe or else I have seen people use string placed under the horse's lips to prevent bucking.
        09-22-2011, 07:43 PM
    Its not tied to anything and isn't a rope halter either, that's why I was so confused...

    The string was placed like it would be should you put string on your gums.
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        09-22-2011, 10:14 PM
    FD, are you talking about something similar to these things?

        09-22-2011, 10:28 PM
    It was twine similar to that, but it looked as thought it had no mechanical use, just string tied around the horses face. :s
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        09-22-2011, 10:29 PM
    Green Broke
    Subbing because I'm interested!
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        09-22-2011, 10:34 PM
    Hmm, I don't know then. I've seen some people put some funky ass things on their horse's faces, sometimes just for the appearance of them, but I cannot imagine anyone thinking that twine would add something to the appearance of a horse .
        09-22-2011, 10:40 PM
    Hm. Maybe I'll ask him if I see him again.
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        09-22-2011, 10:41 PM
    Couldn't possibly hurt, then you could let us know as well because I'm curious too.

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