Originally Posted by XxemmafuriaxX
mmmm maybe the picture I saw was a harsher one. It was a sanffle and another bit which I wouldnt explain as a tiny snaffle... how many reins would you have when using this bridle?
Nope you're thinking of a double, the previous poster just described it a little incorrectly. The double bridle consists of a bridoon bit, which is a normal snaffle, and a curb bit, which is a straight bit with no joint, that sits a little lower than the snaffle and has two bars to which the curb reins attach, giving it a slight lever action. A rider should not even need to touch their curb rein except when asking for a little more refinement, and even then it requires only a twitch of the curb rein. Otherwise it is like riding with a snaffle :)
There are 2 sets of reins, the snaffle rein which connect to the bradoon (snaffle) bit, are held normally between you pinky and ring fingers on each hand, and the curb rein is held between the next 2 fingers. It does take a bit of practice to be able to ride efficiently with 2 sets of reins, but once you have got it, it's a great skill to have :)