Happier horses and better contact was also the goal for US eventer Jennifer Joyce Coleman, who sought help from the Tota Comfort System when Mojo, a 10-year-old Trakehner gelding, resorted to headshaking to communicate his discomfort. Joyce, who operates Solstice Sport Horses out of Paris, Kentucky, is an experienced Advanced level eventer and was Long Listed in 2001 with her OTTB Tommy’s Pop Gun.

I believe the conventional noseband I was using on Mojo was pressing on his nerves and causing discomfort,” said Joyce.  “Willow has also been more relaxed in the TCS noseband.  She has a very small head and it can be difficult to fit her properly.  In the TCS, she has been more focused in her flatwork and overall more comfortable.  Calisto also has a small refined head, and the TCS noseband fits him much better than a conventional noseband.  I’ve noticed he no longer gets rubs on his cheekbones, and that the Tota Comfort System fit all of my horses better than the standard bridle.  I highly recommend them and use them every day on my horses.”