You'll see Kimberwicks at low level as people try to cheat at a headset. Those I've seen use pelhams needed the control. Hunters is alot about the way of going, so it needs to be a pretty picture, much like western, this leads to a horse being bitted up.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but elevators are illegal in the Hunt ring. At least they were when I showed.
Interesting note is that tack goes into judging, if you have two horses with perfect rounds and one is in a snaffle and the other a pelham, the snaffle should pin above (all other qualities being equal).
In every discipline you'll find people taking shortcuts to produce the results the winning team has produced.
If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question or asked the question wrong
And God took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it and created the horse