Is your noseband in need of replacement? Or do you want to try a different noseband? It would be a shame to buy a new bridle just to replace a noseband. Epplejeck Horse & Rider superstores has all sorts of nosebands for sale. Pimp your bridle with a patent leather or rhinestone noseband or change up your training schedule with a different style such as a drop noseband, a figure-8 noseband, or an English cavesson.
Which noseband is the right choice?
Nosebands are sometimes called cavessons. The flash noseband is the most popular noseband. This is a combination of a crank noseband with a flash strap which are connected. The noseband lies above the bit and under the cheek straps. The flash strap is positioned in front of the bit; the flash strap ensures a more stable position of the bit and prevents the horse from opening his mouth too far. Despite its name, the crank noseband should not be cranked too tight. There should be about two fingers of space between the band and the chin. If a noseband is cranked too tight it might hinder the horse's breathing and freedom of movement and in turn its health and performance. Another noseband, used primarily with jumping, is the figure-8 noseband. A figure-8 noseband consists of two straps which cross on top of the horse's nose, hence the name figure-8. The upper strap is fastened around the jaws and the lower strap is fastened in front of the bit.
If you want to give your horse as much comfort as possible, you can opt for an anatomic noseband. These nosebands are made with the horse's anatomy in mind and steer clear of any sensitive nerve ending, bones and other critical areas on the horse head.
A drop noseband runs in front of the bit. A drop noseband somewhat protects the horse from a restless hand; this is because the strap keeps the bit in place. The bit rings should be free from the corners of the mouth, this is noseband is thus only usable with a snaffle bit. The noseband should always be positioned on the nasal bone, never on the soft tissue of the nose.
An English cavesson is often used with Weymouth bridles. An English cavesson offers for more space in the mouth. A Weymouth bridle is used in dressage in discipline Z and higher. This bridle has double cheek straps and is used with two bits and two sets of reins. A Weymouth bridle is not suitable for every horse or pony, as some horses have a much smaller mouth than others.
If you wish to know more about nosebands, check out this blog.
Like with most tack, proper maintenance is key. When used regularly, tack should be cleaned and treated at least once a month. Read all about maintenance right here.
Get a new noseband at Epplejeck
Purchase a seperate noseband at Epplejeck from the comfort of your home. Our virtual doors are open 24/7 for you and ordering is quick and easy. We always strive to send out your package just a few days after your order comes in, so your wait time is minimal. If something doesn’t fit, simply send it back to us within 30 days – no questions asked!