View Full Version : Attaching martingale to padded noseband

Nov. 8, 2011, 07:25 PM
I just got my new bridle that has the padding under the chin. I wanted to try my horse in a martingale but when I attached it, it sat at a funny angle. Just wondering if there is a way to position/connect it or if I am out of luck?

Nov. 9, 2011, 11:42 AM
I bought one too! Mine sits slightly off the the left.... I did try massaging the leather to break it in more but it did not help much.

I was considering Neats foot oil to really soften it and make it bendy....

Nov. 9, 2011, 12:53 PM
Take your martingale to a shoe shop or tack shop and have the loop where the noseband goes through made larger. I'd probably take the noseband along to show them what you're talking about.

Nov. 9, 2011, 03:59 PM
I think it depends on the bridle. Mine is buy vespucci and its held in place by keepers that run on the buckle side, and then through the hole strap side. I usually place my martingale between the padding, and the hole strap to tighten. Horse gets the benefit of the padding and having a tight noseband and the martingale lays flat.