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Appalachian Trail performs bravely at the Hagyard Mid-South Horse Trials in his special bridle.

Head-tossing solution was under their nose

Sometimes less really is more. So, what got the beautiful gray gelding to stop tossing his head and balking at the bit and bridle was not a new gadget, but in fact the removal of the very one he’d been wearing for years. Specifically: the noseband. After 10 months spent trying in vain to figure out just what was making Stakes Placed OTTB Appalachian Trail toss his head, and after ruling out pain, ulcers, and dental problems, owner Sarah Choate of Columbus, Ohio was at the end of her rope. That’s when her trainer suggested removing the noseband of Appy’s […]