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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EDGING AHEAD Martin Dwyer on board Lochidge, with the sheepskin noseband, gets up to win The Williamson Maiden Fillies Stakes at Salisbury yesterday.
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Desperate not to see his white noseband in front too soon, the jockey continually tugged at his reins to keep him interested and just behind horses.
Clearly it helps protect against knocks and blows, but not as much as his sheepskin noseband.
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