Noseband Use in Equestrian Sports – An International Study

  title={Noseband Use in Equestrian Sports – An International Study},
  author={Orla Doherty and Vincent Casey and Paul D McGreevy and Sean Arkins},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Nosebands are used by riders to prevent the horse from opening its mouth, to increase control and, in some cases, to comply with the competition rules. While equestrian texts traditionally recommend that two adult human fingers should be able to fit under a fastened noseband, noseband tightness levels are not, in general, regulated in competition. Possible… CONTINUE READING