Unlike the rest of you flashy kids, I actually enjoy keeping a pretty low key look on my horse. He's a pretty flashy red color, so there isn't a whole lot I feel I need to do to dress him up. But! I do love how a u-shaped browband can give an understated bit of fancy. You mostly see these on really nice bridles (read: out of my price range), and the shape can be tough to track down. Plus, they're also usually bedecked with enough flashy gemstones to make the Queen of England blush. I'm not a gemstone kind of girl, and I ride a pretty, but masculine, horse. I can't wait to try this on him. I think it'll help balance out his drop noseband, too. Yes?
Also, here's a bonus video clipped from my December lesson. It shows some of the walk --> halt --> walk exercise that we've been doing ad nauseam. Hope it clarifies my earlier talk about the walk for some of you! (Try not to notice how badly my purple shirt clashes with my quarter sheet. Please.)