noseband(redirected from Cavason)
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a broad leather band worn across the nose between the eyes and the nostrils and connecting the two cheek straps. Usually part of a cavesson.
worn below the bit and around the muzzle. Used to prevent the horse opening its mouth too wide. Pressure on the band, produced by the reins, causes compression of the nasal cartilages.
has the effect of obscuring forward shadows which might balk the horse. See also shadow roll.