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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He said: "I brought along my racing bag and went through all the gear, putting blinkers, cheekpieces, tongue ties - they didn't like that, it got a few urghs - and sheepskin noseband on the horse.
His racing bridle, complete with sheepskin noseband, will be put on.
She carried her head high on her first run, so we put a sheepskin noseband on her today.
The combination of a visor and a sheepskin noseband didn't work for Black Snowflake at Newmarket last time and he was beaten after three out.
At Downpatrick recently, Meade's two winners won without a sheepskin noseband and that is likely to be the norm from now on, according to the Navan trainer.
Has an awkward head carriage, and application of a sheepskin noseband may assist in that respect.
It is best if you have the colours in front of you and, when it comes to identifying individual runners make a note of those in sheepskin nosebands or have distinctive blinkers as they are easy to pick out.