Originally Posted by Draftgirl17
I love the way that saddleseat looks. The overall look is just amazing. Espeically to see it on a draft! But i've been watching youtube videos of other shows and it just looks fantastic. My question is if I were to ride my haflinger mare saddleseat, do I need a double bit? Or can it just be like a snaffle like bit that allows for two riens (i realize this probably a really weird way of explaining it but I have no clue what the type of bit I have is called) she is very softed mouthed and hates a whole lot of pressure. I'm not sure any of that made sense lol : P
It depends on the shows regulations. In the saddlebreds the double bridle is required. For open shows, it usually is acceptable to use a pelham bit.
The snaffle helps raise the head, and the curb helps 'tip' the nose down.
I hope that helps.