A new headpiece has been launched by First Thought Equine, to reduce poll pressure and aims to abate headshaking.

First Thought Equine, manufacturers of the WOW saddle, launched the innovative headpiece called the Kinda last month.

It can be fitted with all standard bridles, and features a padded base that increases pressure distribution. The normal bridle headpiece threads through a hidden channel at the top of the Kinda, for a smart, smooth appearance. It is ergonomically designed for a comfortable fit at the ears.

“The product also helps to alleviate pressure from the ‘bridlepath’ section of mane behind the ears, which with a bridle headpiece on top, can cause discomfort,” said a spokesman for the company.

“The Kinda has a channel running beneath it, like a saddle gullet, in which the trimmed section of mane can sit. It may also help prevent headshaking in horses that are sensitive to pressure at the poll and ears, and is useful for horses with big ears, whose headpieces are prone to pinching.”

The Kinda retails for £49 and is available in black or brown.

For more information visit: www.wowsaddles.com