"I even eat my meals from a nose bag," he told Uncle Denny sadly.
It seems that instead of reaching into the nose bag, and taking a little corn, he had unbuckled the nose bag and taken it off.
He gets out slowly, one foot at a time, hitches his horse an' ties a nose bag on his head.
There was a silence in which he removed a nose bag, bridled and shoved a horse against the tongue.
Then Sam came limping along with the oats in a nose bag for Major.