I feel so dumb, and this is such a "wide" question.. but
What bits are for what? And what nosebands are for what?
I have 3 snaffles and a french link. I kinda just do everything (english)
I've stayed with these bits cause I know that they're pretty simple.
Are there specific bits that people use for jumping/dressage/flat work/etc?
I know that full cheeks are for helping the horse learn the pressure on its face.
My bridle has a flash that I can take off if I want (which I did, no idea how tight it should be, didn't want to hurt my pony)
Flashes are for a horse that chews on their bit? I believe?
Oh, and figure 8 nose bands, why are they so popular with jumping??
I know a noseband can apply pressure? I think.
It's so sad that I've been riding for almost 12 years and know nothing about bridles >.>
Sorry for my questions being all over the place and at random.