Originally Posted by katdressagegirl
@ anebel: I agree with you in theory. Yet with him, it takes a combination of my body and my rein aids to get him to actually listen to my seat aids. When he becomes lighter off of my seat aids I won't need to use the bridle at all. However to get him to that point, I need to make my point with him that running through my aids is not ok. And besides I'd rather tell him once with the double then keep nagging him with the snaffle. After a half dozen rides with the double I will switch back to the snaffle. In this way he will learn that he needs to respect my seat and leg aids and he will be lighter in the bridle.
This is a training problem and should be worked through in a snaffle. This is NOT the purpose of the double.