They're the plain old nose bands you always see on hunters Maria.
Excuse me, could anyone show me a photo of a cavesson noseband? I haven't heard about it. Thank u!
I think I read that somewhere as well!
Nowadays it's simply cosmetic and I only use one for the showring. No point in having more weight on your horse's head than necessary.
I'm sure I read somewhere that it was originally invented to prevent the horse breaking its jaw if it fell over cos it couldn't have the mouth hanging wide open? But I could have imagined that...
Cavessons are purely for cosmetic purposes :)