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All about grackle bridles (grackle nosebands)

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All about grackle bridles (grackle nosebands)

Many horse riders heaved a sigh of relief when in early 2018, British Dressage revealed it was now ‘dressage legal’, e.g. within the organisation’s tack guidelines, to compete in affiliated dressage contests in a grackle noseband; the new rules allow all crossed and figure-eight nosebands. But what is a grackle noseband? The Grackle can be considered to be a variation on the much-loved flash noseband, applying pressure evenly and over a large area of the horse’s face. The design aims to help prevent evasion if the horse opens its mouth and crosses its jaw, and the grackle noseband gives more...

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