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post #1 of 11 Old 10-17-2013, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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1 eared bridles?

Do 1 eared bridles effect horses differently then a full head bridle? I was cosideing buying one but never used one and don't think my mare has either....

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post #2 of 11 Old 10-17-2013, 07:53 AM
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Not in my experience.
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post #3 of 11 Old 10-17-2013, 08:00 AM
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I rode a mare in one.. until she shook her head and I had reins in my hand and nothing to stop.

Not an experience I wish to repeat ;)
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post #4 of 11 Old 10-17-2013, 08:23 AM
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If your going to be doing some heavy duty trail riding I wouldnt recommended one. Very easy to pull off. For anything else there just fine. Personally I like the look of less with the one ear headstall.
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post #5 of 11 Old 10-17-2013, 08:31 AM
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)ne-eared bridles come either with or without a throatlatch. At one time those without a throatlatch were used in the show ring.

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I personally do not like one-eared headstalls. It is too easy to slip off.

I prefer all my headstalls to have a browband and a throatlatch. Much more secure.

It doesn't make any difference to the horse though; the horse still has a bit in its mouth.

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post #7 of 11 Old 10-17-2013, 10:04 AM
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I find them easier to put on the horse. They work fine with leveraged bits from what I've seen. I had one come off when used with a snaffle. In theory, having only one strap of leather over the poll might give a clearer signal to the horse when the curb bit applies poll pressure. Overall, my horse seems more comfortable in one, although that is just an impression I get.

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post #8 of 11 Old 10-17-2013, 10:14 AM
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I ride my horse in one, I like it for the most part. The only booger is with my last horse when we would game he would put his ears back, and it would start to slide off. Thankfully it never came all the way off!
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post #9 of 11 Old 10-17-2013, 11:08 AM
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One of my headstalls only has one ear and I don't have any issues with it. I don't think my horses notice if they wear one with one ear or a browband. It has never come close to coming off. That being said, I think it depends on the leather. Mine is flat and a bit thicker (imo), but I've seen ones that are rolled. I'd imagine that those would be easier to slip off.
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post #10 of 11 Old 10-17-2013, 11:11 AM
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I use a one eared and have never had trouble with it coming off. I don't see how one ear could make a difference from two ear or browband.
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