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Choosing and adjusting the right equipment is very important if you want your horse to be able to relax and work for you without feeling unwell or inches. Horse cannot work well in poorly seated equipment, just as one cannot go in poorly seated boots.
Equipment that is rubbing causes sores, resulting in minor to severe horse symptoms, so poorly fitted equipment can be the beginning of many bodily and behavioral horse ailments. A novice owner/rider needs help when installing new equipment for a horse. Adjusting equipment, especially a nut, is hard until a horse has enough experience to know exactly what to look for when he is insecure and seeking expert guidance.
Symptoms of a horse being wounded from poorly adapted equipment range from delicate areas that can be felt during horse care or cause the horse to oppose the saddle or ride to real open wounds that will obviously result in even more horse opposition due to severe ache.
Badly sitting and unsuitable pieces cause many horse related issues. This chisel should have no edged edge, be the right sized for the horse and sit at the right level in the horse's lips. Don't ever use a single bit without fully comprehending how it works and why you are using it, many of them are very strict and should not be used by an unexperienced horse individual - at the same times, expert horse folks usually recognize that heavy ones are often contraproductive and don't use them.
A headband can be a cause of malaise if improperly adjusted. A horse that feels unwell due to a badly seated headband may shudder its neck or continue to try to abrade the snaffle, although many a horse shows no external sign although the headband is too narrow. The snaffle can be equipped with or without a nose strap.
Nosebands should not be placed too tightly around the horse's nostril / paw (although many humans attach a nostril in this way). Take particular care with a young horse (up to five years old) with broken off teeth. The belt should have the right length and should not be rubbed (which leads to belt buckles/pressure points).
A harness is made of a type of plastic that can cause the horse to grind, as well as an accumulation of debris on the harness and/or horse. If a horse has been unemployed for some period of now, the return of the horse to work is more likely to be accompanied by straps, as the hide in this area becomes soft (this of course also goes for youngsters who start work for the first time), just as bubbles appear on the hand and foot when you do unusually heavy work.
Too narrow or too looser a belt can also lead to belt buckles. Saddlecloth or saddlecloth can be used to keep the bottom of the seat neat and to absorb or drain perspiration. It is advisable to always have a rug under your seat as they generate a great deal of warmth.
Westernsaddles must always be used in combination with a thick seat cushion as the seat itself has no cushioned panel. Incorrect saddling causes many difficulties, as the bad seat position is further aggravated by the rider's own body mass. There may be a nut that is too tight in the inner part of the horse or too broad (which causes the nut to exert immediate force on the horse's bones).
Saddles may be too brief (which concentrates the rider's body in a too small area) or too long (which places the rider's body over the weaker part of the horse's back, near the loins). As an example, a nut adapted to a four-year-old horse does not necessarily match the same horse after one or two years of work, because the horse has built up a muscular system that changes the backs.
Whenever possible, a semitrailer should be mounted by a qualified mechanic. Otherwise, your horse rider teacher, pony clubs or the horse clubs should be able to help you with the equipment in general.