Double bridles?? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 03-25-2011, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 39
• Horses: 0
Double bridles??

Hi I might be loaning this horse. He is a 13.3hh cob. The owner says that he gets excited when out on a hack and he throws his head down so i might fall off (btw im only 13). Then she said that he is on a double rein, but i dont know what it is used for? Has it got something to do with the hacking issue? and how do you use them?
xhorseygirlx is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 03-25-2011, 11:53 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
If you don't know how to use double reins, then don't use them. Frankly it's first time I've heard about using double reins to stop horse from throwing head down. Not trying to offend, but could you lease something more nice and quiet (and safe)? I know people are using "grazing reins", which won't let the horse to reach down (never seen them live though).

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass: it's about learning to dance in the rain..."

"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."

"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."
kitten_Val is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 03-25-2011, 12:02 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,143
• Horses: 0
Are you sure it's a double bridle or is it just a bit that is ridden with two reins? Either way can you get lessons with the pony before taking him out of the arena (or are you using hack referring to all riding in general?) so you get a feel for his tack and attitude?
Posted via Mobile Device
Zeke is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 03-25-2011, 12:23 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Nevada City
Posts: 1,613
• Horses: 2
I've seen grazing reins used before, and personally don't like them much. If the pony is seriously determined to put his head down, he moves the saddle all over the place. I'm thinking that they have him in a pelham type bit, and that the curb rein is used to "pop" him up if he tries to duck his head. If you really want to lease him, I would definitely take a few lessons first, and make sure you are compatible, and safe.
dressagebelle is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 03-25-2011, 01:38 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In a land far far away, or so I wish.
Posts: 12,825
• Horses: 0
As you can see by the other posts there is some confusion about what you are asking about. There is a difference between a double bridle and a bridle/bit that has two reins. I assume you are asking about riding in something like a pelham that has two reins. I can not imagine you are thinking of riding in a double bridle (which actually has two bits).

Can you maybe find a photo on line of what you are talking about so we can better help you?

I agree, lessons on the pony are a great idea.
Alwaysbehind is offline  

bolting , double reins , hacking , loaning

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which of these 6 bridles? equiniphile Horse Tack and Equipment 8 11-29-2010 01:56 PM
Bridles, Bridles, Bridles... AngelWithoutWings54 Horse Tack and Equipment 6 07-20-2010 06:51 PM
looking for bridles' bag dally Tack and Equipment Classifieds 6 06-29-2010 10:17 AM
What are your views on double bridles??? mswp27 Horse Tack and Equipment 17 01-03-2010 09:43 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome