The first step in breaking-in is to give some lessons on the cavesson.
The bridle should have a cavesson, instead of the usual noseband.
Then, at the end of each lesson on the cavesson, that instrument should be replaced by a light snaffle-bridle.
If it be not ridden sufficiently, it should be longed on the cavesson rein, or turned into a paddock.
In what case ought we to make use of the cavesson, and what is its use?
Later on, when a cavesson is adopted, it must be most carefully fitted to the colts head.
When the standing martingale is used it is fastened to the noseband or to the cavesson, which many use in its place.