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2ndyrgal
Sep. 22, 2009, 07:09 AM
I need pictures on how to properly fit a dropped noseband before 2pm today. I can't seem to find pictures of one on a horse and it's been a good 30 years since I've used one. He needs it, I have it, but... I won't put it on incorrectly and I ride at 4PM with my trainer.

Not only did it work, but I had the good horse tonight. And I've not ridden him for at least two weeks and he was a rock star. Well, until the canter depart anyway.

thatmoody
Sep. 22, 2009, 07:17 AM
I can describe it, but I don't think I have any pictures that are close up enough to help you. It goes below your bit, and around under the chin groove. It isn't fitted as tight as most nosebands - you should be able to slip a couple of fingers under it. You don't want it over the bit rings, but it should cradle the mouthpieces of the bit to keep it steady. It should fit high enough, though, that it doesn't impinge on the nostril - it should actually fit over the nose bones. The rings in the drop are so that it can be a bit higher on the nose and come around and cup the the chin groove.

Whoot - I found a couple of pictures! In the first one (which is mine) the paint's noseband is a bit too low. Mine is a bit better.
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k307/thatmoody/IMG_0188.jpg

The second one is an illustration without the bit, but you get a better idea of proper placement.

http://www.pointernet.pds.hu/lovaglas/tudas/publication/felszereles/20061205175813381000000280.html

Janet
Sep. 22, 2009, 10:22 AM
Three pictures on this thread
http://chronicleforums.com/Forum/showthread.php?t=212586&highlight=dropped+noseband

Bronte
Sep. 22, 2009, 10:36 AM
I need pictures on how to properly fit a dropped noseband before 2pm today. I can't seem to find pictures of one on a horse and it's been a good 30 years since I've used one. He needs it, I have it, but... I won't put it on incorrectly and I ride at 4PM with my trainer.

Have your trainer check it, perfect opportunity to learn!:)

2ndyrgal
Sep. 22, 2009, 11:48 AM
Thank you. I haven't used one in about 30 years and they were quite common back in the day. As for the "oh my God they're ugly" crowd, I don't care how lovely your choice of noseband looks while your horse is getting his picture taken, I want him to stop mucking about with his mouth, a flash tight enough to do any good is too tight and he just gets pissy, an ordinary cavesson isn't getting it either. There is a reason the Spanish Riding School and the Germans still use these.

ideayoda
Sep. 22, 2009, 11:54 AM
The easiest to fit properly: http://www.laurenstacktrunk.com/nufiaddrno.html

bort84
Sep. 22, 2009, 12:29 PM
Have your trainer check it, perfect opportunity to learn!:)

That's kinda what I was thinking... It's great to get pics beforehand, but your trainer should be MORE than willing to help you adjust a noseband. So I wouldn't be too worried about it. A lot of people don't use dropped nosebands often, so I doubt your trainer is going to harass you if you ask her to help you adjust it = )

Carol O
Sep. 22, 2009, 01:47 PM
Thank you. I haven't used one in about 30 years and they were quite common back in the day. As for the "oh my God they're ugly" crowd, I don't care how lovely your choice of noseband looks while your horse is getting his picture taken, I want him to stop mucking about with his mouth, a flash tight enough to do any good is too tight and he just gets pissy, an ordinary cavesson isn't getting it either. There is a reason the Spanish Riding School and the Germans still use these.

I like 'em. I think it is all about what you grew up with. When I put my 4yo in a drop I thought she looked so "grown up". My trainer prefers a flash (what she grew up with). When I put the filly in the flash it was the trainer who told her in a baby talk voice about how "grown up" she looked! I will always prefer the drop.

Ibex
Sep. 22, 2009, 01:57 PM
This one is a slightly long, and sitting slightly low, but you get the idea!

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs090.snc1/4646_97320506204_586826204_2459598_1709806_n.jpg

I love it on my 4yo... we put it on her originally because she had molars coming in under her usual noseband, and she goes so well in it we left it on! My trainer dug hers out of storage to start her baby in as well...