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The part of a bridle or halter that passes over an animal's nose. Also called nosepiece.


(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) the detachable part of a horse's bridle that goes around the nose. Also called: nosepiece
ˈnoseˌbanded adj



the part of a bridle or halter that passes over the animal's nose.
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Noun1.noseband - a strap that is the part of a bridle that goes over the animal's nose
bridle - headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control
strap - an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position


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In his attempt to win a third Betfair Ascot Chase, in which all Cue Card's rivals were upwards of four years his junior, Colin Tizzard took the sheepskin noseband off and put Paddy Brennan back on.
In the Grade One Scilly Isles at Sandown, Third Intention looked all over the winner before being caught late on, and Tizzard will send him out with a sheepskin noseband at Cheltenham.
A sheepskin noseband encourages horses to lower their head carriage.
"We just used an ordinary snaffle and sheepskin noseband and when we tacked him up today, my head girl told me he was number 13 when he won the Arkle and he was number 13 today, so I thought that will do for me."
It was significant that trainer Paul Nicholls equipped Kauto Star with a sheepskin noseband for the first time at Down Royal.
What, in horse-racing, is the purpose of a sheepskin noseband?
FAST FINISH Californian (with sheepskin noseband) and Eddie Ahern get up to beat King Revo in yesterday's Littlewoods Bet Direct Stakes at Lingfield.
Disaster - would you believe it, the sheepskin noseband came loose, blinding the poor horse which had to be pulled up!
"I t hink we need to delay his challenge until maybe halfway up the run-in, and we'll also put a big sheepskin noseband on him.
He has run in a sheepskin noseband to date, which suggests he has shown signs of some sort of temperament.
Despite being handicapped by a loose sheepskin noseband, he proved much too strong for Charlotte Vale, has gone up 12lb, and has a better chance of making the cut for the Chester Cup than Numero Due even with a 3lb penalty if he wins today.