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hello Lyn. may i know why do people use drop noseband on polo ponies? why such a harsh equipment? why not a figure 8 noseband?

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Rohit,

If you've watched polo you see how they yank on the horses' mouths when they are trying to follow the ball.  They don't want the horse evading the bit by opening it's mouth and the drop noseband does this way better than a figure 8.  Just the lazy way, rather than training the horse better which takes a lot of time.  People want results instantly.  A lot of equipment has been developed that way.

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Lyn Kamer, C.E.S.M.T.

Expertise

Training, alternative therapies, saddle fitting problems, behavioral problems, endurance riding, driving, Mustangs

Experience

Horseman of over 50 yrs., certified equine massage therapist, trainer both riding and driving, long distance trail riding and driving. Both endurance and competitive trail riding and driving.

Organizations
American Endurance Ride Assn., Eastern Competitive Trail Ride Assn., New Jersey Trail Ride Assn., Aromatherapists International, American Mustang and Burro Assn., United States Trotting Assn., Standardbred Pleasure Horse Org., US Wild Horse and Burro Association

Publications
Trail Blazer magazine, AERC Newsletter, Hoofbeats magazine

Education/Credentials
Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, Least Resistance Trainer, Certified Aromatherapist

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