Zilco Grackle Noseband
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Made from Zilco's famous synthetic strapping. Named after the 1931 Grand National winner who wore one. Sometimes referred to as a "Figure 8" noseband.
Grackle nosebands offer similar benefits as a drop noseband, but are said to be less constrictive to the horse's breathing because the nose pressure is localised higher up the face.
A correctly fitted grackle noseband will have the centre piece (where the straps cross) sitting approximately in line with the end of the horse's cheekbone.
What is a Grackle Noseband?
Also called a crossed, figure eight or Mexican noseband, this noseband crosses from the top of the cheekbone on one side, over the nose to the chin groove on the other side, under the horse's chin, and back up to the opposite cheekbone. It is used to remind the horse to keep its mouth closed and prevents him from crossing his jaw, and its design provides more expansion of the nostrils, which is preferable for horses performing work involving galloping and has always been popular in show jumping. Many people believe that this type of noseband is more comfortable than a flash.