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        10-21-2010, 10:01 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by faye    
    I stand to be corrected but that is what I see in the photo. An incorrectly fitted double bridle.
    I had to look really hard because I too saw what you had seen. However, if you look really close (I had to zoom), it is done properly :)
         
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        10-21-2010, 10:02 AM
      #12
    Green Broke
    I don't have a zoom feature but I just cannot see a rein attached to the bradoon on this side. It seems to go under his neck and attach to the otherside.
         
        10-21-2010, 10:05 AM
      #13
    Yearling
    Ok, I'm going to try and explain - the two bradoon reins are easily distinguishable. Then, the snaffle reins look like just one rein - until you get really close to his neck, where you can see that there is actually two. :)
         
        10-21-2010, 10:07 AM
      #14
    Green Broke
    Yep I can see that there are 2 reins, that's not the issue, it just gets to his jaw and dissapears. Hopefully it is just the lighting but It realy does look as though the rienn on this side is going under his neck to the other side.
         
        10-21-2010, 10:10 AM
      #15
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by faye    
    yep I can see that there are 2 reins, that's not the issue, it just gets to his jaw and dissapears. Hopefully it is just the lighting but It realy does look as though the rienn on this side is going under his neck to the other side.
    I think its just the lighting of how you see the pic. It seems to me that way to but if you loook closely you will see there is a rein on the other side.
         
        10-21-2010, 07:26 PM
      #16
    Trained
    Faye, I don't think anyone that is riding at a high enough level of dressage (or who has seen a picture of a dressage horse in a double) that they are transitioning to the double it dumb enough to do that. Just saying.
    The bradoon reins are clearly being held on in each hand between the ring and pinky fingers and the curb reins are clearly being held one in each hand underneath the pinky.
    This is a critique of the rider, not a discussion about the lighting of the photo.
         
        10-21-2010, 08:52 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Anabel, I am sorry to say but it would not be the first time I've seen it done. I've seen some seriously horrific bitting and perticularly when it comes to double bridles. I've even seen some one insisting that the horses toungue went between the 2 bits (as in the bradoon went over the tounge and the weymouth went under).

    The worst I've seen is in the collecting ring at a show where a girl had a pelham on upside down! Not only are the not dressage legal but it was upside down and the horse was visably distressed. I had to stop her and explain how they were fitted and then send her back to get a dressage legal bit. God only knows why she thought a pelham fitted like that as she certainly wasnt a young child (mid to late teens I would think).
         
        10-22-2010, 08:54 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Pretty horse! Is he/she a Lusitano cross?

    You have a straight line from your elbow to the bit, which is very nice. However, it looks like you are forcing your heels down, which they seem to like in the H/J ring, but in dressage you want a relaxed heel to absorb shock and motion of the horse, never looking like it's forced down. Also, you want a straight line from your ears to shoulders to hips to heels, which isn't shown in this picture. However, I think this may be related to the above about your forced heels; I think if your legs were relaxed and ready to absorb, your legs wouldn't be so far forward.

    All in all, you two seem like an awesome pair! :)
         

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