Thursday, October 8, 2009

Nosebands Coming Off!

These nordic gymnastic students went to practice in Iceland and had a try at riding the Icelandic Horses. If this video is representative of coming trends in Iceland, nosebands are starting to come off the Icelandic Horses, which is a good thing.

We still see some of the extended bar saddles (the bar digs into the loins), but disposing of the nosebands is a great start in consideration of the horse!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nosebands are okay if used in moderation, and only to a certain extent as a correctional aid, as are whips (if they are padded, do not move past the horse's shoulder, used only to TAP, not SLAP, used for correction, etc.) I'm very pleased to see that iceland has stopped relying on nosebands.