Ascot Quality Leather Comfort Padded Headpiece with Stainless Steel fittings.
The unique features of this softly padded headpiece are the additional noseband straps incorporated into the soft padding. This eliminates the need for an over the head strap, as seen on a traditional noseband. The advantage of this style is maximum comfort & reduced poll pressure. It has 1/2"(13mm) noseband straps, to facilitate most types of Comfort noseband. It is available in a vareity of sizes and widths.
Please note it can only be used with a Comfort style noseband.
1/2"(13mm) Width (For attaching 1/2"(13mm) Cheek Pieces
Sizes: Shetland, Pony
5/8"(16mm)Width (For attaching 5/8"(16mm) Cheek Pieces
Sizes: Cob, Full
3/4"(19mm) Width (For attaching 3/4"(19mm) Cheek Pieces
Sizes: Cob, Full, XFull
Black or Brown Leather
Ascot Comfort Style Padded Headpiece
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.