I guess you could call me new to dressage (ive been riding it for three years) but my mom rode as a kid and she would NEVER let me see saw on the horses mouth, she would rather me n my horse go around looking terrible then me see sawing so now that's exactly what I think like. Also I think if people see saw then the horse can never round the back and go into balance because the horse wont trust the riders hands.
I never tighten my nose band or flash. They stay just loose enough to 'hug' the horses nose. Im glad to hear im not the only one that thinks like that :)
If there are no horses in heaven... im not going.