I'm curious to know what your horse wears in all the phases. I understand you'll be using a different bit for dressage in the upper levels but does it change when you are doing stadium? Cross country? And how about you lower level riders? Do you use the same bit in all three phases? Why or why not?
Cougar wears a loose ring snaffle all the time. He doesn't like any other bit and it shows. So we stick to what fits his mouth best. He rides well in it out doing XC as well as doing his flat work.