noseband


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noseband

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.

drop noseband
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.
sheepskin noseband
has the effect of obscuring forward shadows which might balk the horse. See also shadow roll.
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Hannon said: "Bronterre absolutely flew in his last two pieces of work, and though he was disappointing in the Greenham, I noticed that he had his mouth open for the first two furlongs, so we are running him in a crossed noseband.
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Clearly it helps protect against knocks and blows, but not as much as his sheepskin noseband.
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