Yes the best is not to be first, altho if I ride with Sis and she is first on a much smaller horse, she doesn't get all the webs. I also ride alone and in the early morning you do get the webs, the horse does as well and they will sometimes be snorting and shaking their heads so i let them stop and rub them off against a front leg.
We have a trail that I call Spider Webb Alley it's a lovely ride early BUT the webs.
I guess a branch with leaves would work best.
Swiss Miss I was just saying to Sis the other day that the time is here with all the bugs, flies spiders etc. it is best to keep the mouth shut and only chat in open fields.
I have swallowed enough bugs to last a life time.