Crown Attributes & Poll Pressure Guidance
The purpose of a properly padded and well fitting crown is to further the well being and comfort of the horse by protecting the nuchal ligament. By providing a highly comfortable fit, the horse can focus on the rider's training instead of pressure points generated by the bridle, and this should in turn eliminate distraction and discomfort. Additionally, understanding the action of your bit is also important to understanding pressure applied to the poll, and the two (bridle crown and bit) combined generate a combination of effects.
Why is this important?
Bridle2Fit crown options look to protect and provide a comfortable distribution of pressure across the poll in order to protect the nuchal ligament.
Bits and Poll Pressure
Neue Schule has conducted research relative to the poll pressure exerted by bits. Poll pressure was calculated as a percent of the total forces applied through the reins that were transferred to the poll. Here are some of their findings
Give Dressage Collections a call to discuss your horse and the problems you are trying to solve relative to bits and crowns. We can help advise you and give you options to try.