Weird - Never heard of this before.
My old saddle bred (first horse/many bloody noses) was really hard to load or shoe - This would have been a handy tip.
Beautiful horses, Kathy! You're a pretty good photographer, too.
I currently have a Friesian mare and, a quarter horse gelding (Palomino.)
The horse in my avatar is a paint I had years ago. He lived to be 37, he was 30 in that picture.