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    08-11-2011, 09:55 AM
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Question Barrel racing in a bridoon?

Last Thursday was gymkhana day at our county fair. Most people were racing in a Tom Thumb or, like us, a simple snaffle, but I saw one person riding in a bridoon--the kind that often accompanies a curb bit in double bridles. I've never seen anyone riding in one of these; have you? I'm wondering if they simply mistook it for a loose ring snaffle, or if people really do regularly ride in them.
     
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    08-11-2011, 11:32 AM
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Do you mean a double bridle? Advanced dressage riders and horses usally use them quite a lot.
     
    08-11-2011, 11:59 AM
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...or are you just saying they had a bradoon without the curb bit? In any case, at the fairs i've been too I haven't seen a bradoon used with/without a curb bit...
     
    08-11-2011, 01:56 PM
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They were, no doubt, using a bridoon because it had such a thin mouthpiece and was suitably severe for them. The rings are so small, though, it is easily pulled into the mouth. If they want a severe thin mouth, they can, surely, find that in a snaffle.

I have seen this, and the severity was the reason they were using it. Luckily, all my bradoons are pretty thick.
     
    08-11-2011, 05:32 PM
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LD, it was just the bridoon, which I had never seen before. We had tack checks before we were allowed to run, so maybe they decided it was too thin and that's why I never saw the horse run.
     
    08-11-2011, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
LD, it was just the bridoon, which I had never seen before. We had tack checks before we were allowed to run, so maybe they decided it was too thin and that's why I never saw the horse run.
Oh, I've never heard or seen anything like that! Strange, especially in a competition.. But oh well
     

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