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One Ear and Split Ear Headstalls

One Ear & Split Ear Headstalls
One Ear & Split Ear Headstalls
Stand out in the show ring or enhance your training routine with a one-ear headstall or split-ear headstall from Schneiders. Whether you want a flashy single-ear headstall to impress the judge, or a simple headstall to use on the trails, we have the perfect headstall for you and your horse.
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Billy Royal® Oiled Hermann Oak Performance One Ear Quick Change Headstall
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Double S Teardrop Basketweave One Ear Headstall
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Billy Royal® Rolled One Ear Headstall
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Billy Royal® Rolled One Ear Headstall
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Double S Two Ear Diamond Spray Headstall
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Double S Latigo Lined Rolled One Ear Headstall with Buckles
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Double S Rolled One Ear Harness Leather Headstall
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Double S Beaded Cactus One Ear Western Headstall
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Billy Royal® Harness Leather One Ear Headstall
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Billy Royal® Oiled Hermann Oak Split Ear Headstall with Horseshoe Brand Buckle
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Billy Royal® Oiled Hermann Oak Split Ear Headstall with Horseshoe Brand Buckle
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Billy Royal® Oiled Hermann Oak One Ear Buckle End Headstall
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Double S Two-Tone Studded One Ear Headstall
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When to Buy a One Ear Headstall or Split Ear Headstall

The western headstall is one of the most important pieces of equipment a western rider needs to ride. Headstalls help the rider communicate with their horse using hand aids to give the horse specific directions. Here are some more in depth details about one ear headstalls and split ear headstalls:

One Ear Headstall

A one ear headstall has a crown with an adjustable loop that goes around one of the horse‘s ears. The single ear headstall is great for horses who are irritated by traditional western browbands. The one ear headstall often doesn't have a throat latch or noseband either. This allows the horse to be comfortable and move freely while wearing their one ear headstall. However, this single ear headstall may be less secure than other western bridle styles so it should not be used on green or unruly horses.

Split Ear Headstall

A split ear headstall, often misspelled as the slip ear headstall, has a browband with a single slit that goes around one of the horse's ears. The split ear headstall fits horses easily and is a perfect alternative for horses who don‘t like the one ear headstall because of the loop around their ear. The split ear headstall also lacks a throat latch or noseband so they are less secure than a traditional western bridle. These bridles should also not be used with green or unruly horses.

Frequently Asked Questions About One Ear and Split Ear Headstalls

What is a one ear headstall?

A one ear headstall is a bridle that has a loop around one of the horse's ears to secure the bridle in place. The loop keeps the crownpiece from slipping back too far, similar to what a browband does on English bridles.

What is the purpose of a one ear Headstall?

One ear headstalls can be beneficial for horses who may be irritated by a traditional browband. However, it is more common that riders choose to use one ear headstalls for stylistic reasons. Compared to other headstalls like the split ear headstall or the browband headstall, they are not as secure.

Can you use a snaffle with a one ear Headstall?

It is not recommended to use a snaffle bit with a one ear headstall as the bridle could slip off. If you are riding at home or trail riding you can use a snaffle bit if your bridle also comes with a throat latch. However, it is better to use a curb style bit with a one ear headstall.

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