I agree with Trinity! Plus most people don't like the look of a bridle without a noseband
Where you horse can still breathe but you can still control
Well historically, a noseband was used on Calvery horses to protect the nose when the horse fell or went face first into the ground. (Or so I read in a few articles) also it makes the horse look good. 😉
Halts the horse without putting too much force on the bars of the mouth
it's keeps them from gaping their month open
A noseband should be snug and be able to fit 2-3 fingers. I prefer to have it looser... just a preference. Purpose is to help keep the horses mouth closed but it doesn't do much, that's what a flash would do or a figure 8 bridle.
**please note** a flash does not tie the mouth shut or prevent them from opening it. it helps them accept the bit and keep them from constantly chomping on it. they are still able to open their mouth
depends on the type of nose band. a flash is to help keep the horse's mouth shut and to help them keep the bit. a figure 8 is to help keep the horse's jaw in the correct place