Discussion in 'Tack & Equipment' started by NaeNae, May 16, 2018.
How does a cavesson, which does not in any way connect to the reins, lessen rein tension?
And even if it does, that is not even close to the same thing as utilizing pressure points throughout the noseband, which is the first bizarre statement that was made.
So now we have two things that nobody but slc has ever heard of outside of a Micklem bridle - the idea that a noseband uses pressure points to somehow "refine movement" (?) and the idea that it creates more rein tension.
Neither of which make any sense from the point of view of simple physics.
And when I ask for her to explain her ideas, because I really AM wanting to hear her side, she does elaborate. Like always.
The reason you didn't have to use as much rein pressure with the noseband on has everything to do with the fact the horse couldn't resist you as effectively with it's mouth tied shut, and nothing to do with the noseband 'dispersing' pressure from the reins. If you put a stronger bit in the horse's mouth you'd probably find you didn't have to use as much rein pressure either, but it's not because the stronger bit is 'dispersing' pressure from the reins. Honestly, what a load of nonsense.
Exactly!! It just forces the horse's mouth to stay closed. So, no, the horse doesn't NEED a noseband. The rider needs the noseband on the horse.
That's typical SLC, come into a thread, act like she knows more than anyone else, disappear when questioned to show sources, create wuss horse thread, google like crazy to try to find a sourcethat backs up her "knowledge", then never show back up to the original thread when she can't find one. *shrug*
If we are talking about a properly fitted cavesson then it does not force the mouth to stay closed, it really does not do much, expect fulfill requirements of rule books, or give you something to fix a standing martingale to. Most English horses are used to them being part of the tack, so I guess they might ride differently without them.
overtightened nosebands that do hold the mouth closed seem to be common, though. Hence the noseband taper gauge that inspired the thread.
This was the first thing on a google search.
Become a Horse Noseband Know-It-All
Good read..did you get this far?
Plain old cavesson isn't anyone's go to for problem solving....not fitted as it should be.
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