Fine Quality English Leather Grackle Noseband. This Grackle has a fluffy sheepskin centre pad that can be trimmed if desired.
Also known as the figure of eight this noseband takes its name from the winner of the 1931 Grand National. The Grackle should be fitted snugly so that the top strap goes around the horses jaws above the bit, resting just below the facial bone, while the lower strap passes below the bit, keeping the mouth closed. The Grackle puts pressure on the horses nose, where the straps cross, and helps prevent the horse from crossing his jaws.
Available in Black or Brown
Width: 1/2"/13mm Pony-Cob, Cob-Full
Width: 5/8"/16mm Extra Full
Classic Grackle Noseband
Leather should been 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.