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Horses, Every Day

Remont Noseband

Back in business.

Sort of on half-power, hand injury is not complying with the program.  But it’s working OK enough 🙂  As long as I don’t do all the things.

dressage horse

drop noseband

shoulder in  First ride in the new Remont bridle.  Or drop noseband to be tacky.  She seemed happy.  Planning on alternating between the thicker cavesson and this.  She likes this one, pretty loose, and hopefully I can help her relax the jaw more in it.riding after injury

remont nose band

alternating nosebands on bridle

So, it’s Monday. Make it a good one!

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14 thoughts on “Remont Noseband

    • That’s what I thought! When I was a teenager, oh 99 years ago then, ALL the horses at the riding school went in this. Going back to basics for a while 🙂
      I started her in an old bridle like this, until she broke it, like I figured she would 😉

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  1. I just changed Star back to the Micklem bridle and I have to say, she was visibly HAPPY to have it on. So interesting, when I pay attention, how much she communicates. Her other snaffle bridle (normal noseband) had a crown that was rubbing around her ears a bit now that her coat is shedding. That’s why I went back to the Micklem. Should have done it ages ago, as she clearly finds it far more comfortable. My friend with a Lusitano finds he likes it, too. Might be something to consider for your girl if she is sensitive in her nose/jaw/poll.

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    • That one is on my “radar” list. I know many have really enjoyed it with their horses for sure.
      The two crowns I have though, or actually three if I have to admit to all (plus two other dilapidated ones, but I don’t admit to those.), are very soft and contoured around the ear, so I think the design there is right.
      I’ve ridden her a couple of times in two other borrowed bridles too, and they both had flat, sort of hardish crowns, and I couldn’t tell any difference in her at all. Go figure,argh.
      Still, one of these days we should try a Micklem, or other ergonomic one, too 🙂

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    • Me too! Curious, that is. So far, I’ve ridden her twice in it, and I plan to stick to this one all week, then try the regular cavesson for at least a ride or two next week.
      To be honest, I don’t think it will make a huge difference. She fits well in her tack and seems happy enough, but “enough” is never enough, right? I want to make sure I’ve explored everything to find the best possible solution for her.
      I’ll give you some feedback on it later Teresa!

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  2. I love the look of these nose bands, of course that is hardly the point. I tried a micklem on my horse out of interest and I found that she actually got really heavy in it. Weird!
    I did notice a difference I. The contact when I went from a base level kk bit to a Neule Schule trans angle lozenge

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    • It IS really interesting how different they all react, sometimes for the worse, when we switch things around and try to offer something “better.”
      This is where it’s all kind of a gray area – wish there could be some “true” indicators for which tack would feel the best for each particular horse! Would make things so much easier 🙂

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