I prefer to use split reins with my snaffles but you can use any type you like. I have seen tons of people with roping or sport type reins on a snaffle and, of course, there is always people who swear by the mecate reins but I am not a huge fan of them (the only place I use them now is on my Perch, on smaller horses, they make the bit feel too unbalanced IMHO).
I don't know about trials on a bridle. I do know that my
local tack store will allow you to bring your horse there and try anything you want to on them so long as you clean it after trying it, you might ask your local shop if they would let you bring him by and try to find a bridle that will fit him well.
Thanks :) I have only used a western bridle a couple times in my entire life.. haha, so that's why I'm wondering what sorts of reins is best.
The kind I tried is split reins, they were quite good :) But really long! Haha
Then, 2 horses I tried out, had barrel reins. REALLY short! I didn't like them at all.
In my lessons, I used an english bridle, riding western :/ I wanted to use the western bridle.. now, I quit my lessons at that stable.
That's a great idea to trailer my horse in! But, only problem is, I don't have a horse trailer.. :( My aunt has one, maybe she would drive my horse out there.. probably not :P but, I can ask.
If I brought pictures of my horse to the store, do you think they could determine what size he would need?
The owners said he takes a warmblood size halter/bridle.
In bridles.. is it just pony, light, draft sizes? Or does it have a different way of measuring?
Thanks so much! I really appreciate it <3 :]
You will be one of the firsts to see pictures of my new horse! Haha