Ascot Quality Leather Comfort Grackle Noseband with Stainless Steel fittings.
This noseband is also known as a Mexican Grackle.
It is used to remind the horse to keep its mouth closed and helps prevent him from crossing his jaw, but provides more expansion of the nostrils, which is preferable for horses performing higher intensity work. This Grackle has a fluffy synthetic sheepskin centre pad and features leather discs behind the rings to help prevent the ring rubbing the cheek bones. The upper part of the noseband is beautifully padded and also raised, for a very smart look.
Should be fitted higher than a normal Grackle, above the cheek bones.
This Comfort style noseband can only be fitted to a Comfort headpiece, due to it having two shorter cheek straps rather than one that would go over the head. This method helps relieve poll pressure.
Sizes: Pony,Cob, Full, Extra Full
Available in Black or Brown
Ascot Comfort Grackle Noseband
Leather should be cleaned and conditioned regularly to keep it supple and to prolong its life. Here are some useful tips on how to maintain your bridlework:-
i) Always apply leather conditioner several times before using new tack, this will soften and protect the leather before use.
ii) Remove sweat and grime everytime the bridlework is used, using a slightly damp sponge or cloth.
iii) Re-apply leather conditioner as necessary, climate and use effect this, like watering a plant too much is as bad as too little!
iv) Depending how often you ride, you will need to dismantle your bridle completely for a thorough cleaning periodically. This will involve using leather cleaner (not saddle soap) and the re-application of conditioner.
v) Check the stitching and billets regularly, paying particular attention to where the bit is attached to the bridle at the reins and the cheek pieces, any wear should be repaired, or replaced by a reputable saddler immediately.