The day I publicly bragged on how much Rodney liked his new headstall [View from the Top], he decided to protest the way it rode up his nose when I used the reins. We adjusted so that it no longer whacked his cheekbones. He calmed down about it [Progress]. Diva horse.
The headstall was right church, wrong pew. We hit the Internet looking for different pews. The Mustang Bitless Bridle from TackWholesale.com is our first attempt. The reins attach to small ropes that cross under the chin. The trick seems to be getting these snug so they don’t roll around the face.
So far, so good. He appears to like the soft rope construction. Although, as soon as this post appears, he may change his mind.