I am adding a new piece of tack to my arsenal...A shadow roll.
• Shadow roll: This fluffy piece of fleece can be added to any noseband, either on the nose or cheeks. Race trainers use shadow rolls on "climbers" and spooks: horses that need to level out or ones that don’t concentrate well. Shadow rolls tend to limit vision and can affect the horse’s head carriage. Event trainers use shadow rolls on horses that peek into ditches. Shadow rolls on the cheek straps behind the eyes can have the same calming effect as blinkers on horses that spook or look back.
• Jaw Channel: This is a piece of high-density foam that goes under the jaw strap of a cavesson that is to be fitted tightly. It provides cushion and keeps the skin from being pinched. Some versions are covered with leather or vinyl and attached to the jaw strap with Velcro so that they don’t slip out or get dropped when the strap is unbuckled.
A shadow roll can help chronic spooky horses.
I have noticed them on several horses and I remember my sissy telling me to look into one for my mare several times as she would spook over silly things. I'll let you know how this goes.
What piece of tack( a favorite or useful thing) has helped you out with your training /daily riding experience?