Gear that makes people go “what the?!”
SHADOW ROLL: Attached to the noseband. A shadow roller is used to prevent the horse from putting his head up too high. When he lifts his head, the roller blocks his line of vision and forces him to lower his head.
AUSTRALIAN NOSEBAND: Attached at the poll, the Australian noseband runs down the face, splits and sits under the bit rings. It’s job is to raise the bit to prevent the horse from putting his tongue over the bit.
IRISH MARTINGALE: Sometimes known as a semi-martingale, the Irish Martingale is not used to ‘control the head’ but to prevent the reins from coming over the horses head, thus preventing entanglement.
MARKET HARBOROUGH: The Market Harborough exerts direct pressure onto the bit, and onto the corners of the mouth and bars, when the horse raises his head too far. The rider’s hand will determine the exact action and severity. Once the horse lowers his head the pressure will be released
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