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All Angus Barrett Cavessons and Head Checks are hand-made using only first grade quality leather, with solid brass or stainless steel hardware. They are designed to fit the average horse... Read More

All Angus Barrett Cavessons and Head Checks are hand-made using only first grade quality leather, with solid brass or stainless steel hardware. They are designed to fit the average horse from 13 - 16h.

Cavesson
Angus has designed the Cavesson to sit in between the poll strap and the throat latch on our Sure Fit Bridles or up through the rings on the poll strap of our Station Bridles.

The purpose of this Cavesson is to prevent a horse from evading the bit by opening the mouth too far. In some cases, a cavesson can be used instead of a stronger bit, which makes it a valuable option for riders that want more control, but who do not want to back their horse off or make their horse afraid to go forward.

Using a cavesson in sports such as camp drafting allows the rider to be more instantly accurate and precise with their hands and bit, especially in situations where you need to quickly change instructions and are checking at the bit. A cavesson is also valuable for young horses just learning to go "on the bit", as it supports the jaw and helps the horse to relax its masseter muscle, and flex softly at the poll.

Head Check
The Angus Barrett Head Check is designed with the nose strap fixed so as not to drop below the desired setting. The strap underneath the jaw is designed to move freely & work as a head check, not as a cavesson.

The purpose of a head check is that when used in combination with the Angus Barrett Under Check, it will prevent the horse from lifting its head past a certain point. This can be useful for horses that have a tendency to throw their head around.

Available only in Dark Natural with the choice of solid Brass or Stainless Steel.

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