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QUESTION: hello sir. can i use australian noseband or kineton noseband for a horse frequently tossing its head up during workouts or race?

ANSWER: hi  a nose band only helps keep the horses mouth closed during a work or a race. a martingale will help keep the horse from tossing it's head. thanks ED HESS

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QUESTION: thanks for the answer. but, in INDIAN horse racing, martingales are not allowed during the race. may i know how to stop a horse from this bad behavior?

hi  well a horse throws his head for many reasons. one could be bad teeth  so you need to have the mouth checked out  every 6 months. the bit too tight in the mouth can cause head throwing. wrong type of bits also causes head throwing  so check out all of these problems. thanks ED HESS  

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Have trained thoroughbreds for 30 odd years. Have been a licensed trainer for that long of time. I continue to train my race horses and thoroughly enjoy every day.


Experience: Licensed trainer for over 30 yrs. Have had lots of winners in all different types of races - from bottom claimers to top quality stakes winners. My best money winner was Aristocratic Cross (multiple stakes winner). My best claiming horse was Navajo Family, winner of 12 races in one year. I still enjoy racing a modest stable of horses each year.

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