Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
No, I haven't used a Waterford, I did switch him to a full cheek french link and he seems very happy in it, so hopefully that's the end of the bit saga.
I also beg to differ about the comment about not showing at that level means I'm not educated - for one, I have absolutely no desire to show, and secondly I do believe I have a fairly good grasp on what I do talk about. I do not know everything by any means - not even close!! However, saying that I cannot comment because I haven't shown at that level makes no sense to me.
I'm just presenting the argument that there is no absolute reason for there to be a rule to use a double bridle - I tried my best to explain myself in my previous posts. I see no reason for there to be a rule for a horse to be ridden in a double at the upper levels - if a horse could perform at that level in a snaffle and hold up against the big boys, why not?
I have absolutely nothing against a double bridle in educated hands, I'm just saying that if someone could ride competitively at that level in a snaffle, why not? (Besides tradition.)
Rules are rules is fine, I'm just presenting a friendly debate.
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