With horses that rear or are inclined to star gaze a woman should always, except in the hunting field, use a standing martingale.
On such an animal the standing martingale is valuable, because it makes him keep his head in a proper position.
Being secured to the breastplate by a standing martingale, it requires no reins.
When the standing martingale is used it is fastened to the noseband or to the cavesson, which many use in its place.
The standing martingale looks better if hung from a breastplate in the same manner as a running martingale.