Wow- the perfect addition (well this and the neck cover) to BOT's line of sensational products! I have a horse with a bad parrot mouth and of course TMJ issues. The cap really helped him loosen up and relax thru his jaw and poll. He's an 18 yr old qtr horse but with his Back on Track gear no one can tell his age! Love this! Funny thing- was chatting with my horse massage gal and said it would be perfect if Back on Track made a neck cover and some kind of poll cover. Looked on the website a few weeks later and voila' there they were. Awesome work Back on Track!!
My horse LOVES this cap and is a considerable training secret of mine. I don't ride in it often but leave it on overnight under his fly mask or just alone if stalled. Can be used 4 seasons but real nice in the dead of winter. We had to start with 3-5 minute intervals and build up to overnights over two months. Would recommend going very slow introducing. My opinion is to confine the horse for first introductions but don't tie the horse's halter lead to anything, and be ready to remove it. Really! My horse, at least, had profound immediate releases wearing it that were way beyond what I would have imagined possible. Would recommend 110% to anyone for any horse... and especially for youngsters in any training, hardworking horses, those with poll sensitivity, past nuchal ligament damage, TMJ issues, previous dental issues, headaches/facial pain, head-shakers and habitual head tossers (in which it may "fix" those things once and for all), all horses that have been damaged in headset devices like neck stretchers, draw reins between the legs and every other tie-down gadget, horses that are anxious at shows and for traveling.... any jaw crossing, hard mouthed, bit grabber/bit spitter horse worked in a tight cavesson or mouth shutter deserves at least one of these for regular use. I have two of these caps and both have been washed 25+ times, looks and works great! My horse's favorite piece of gear.... therapeutic or otherwise. Would be very nice with monogram. One of my super duper secrets to modifying, relaxing,and bringing out the best in my ultra fancy horse!