Originally Posted by Streakin
Are you telling her to use a snaffle and a hack??
I just saw a picture of this in my sport horse marketplace magazine in an ad for a photographer. It was a picture from the WEG of a showjumper and it looked too me like they were in a hack AND in o-ring type bit with a wire connecting the two that went to one set of reins. I was very confused.
Anyway, my barn uses hacks on all of their lesson horses. That way the kids can learn to have gentle steady hands without ruining the horse's mouth with a bit in it. I think that is totally the way to go with beginners.