^ Not if you have the curb rein just holding the tension.
Where we live you won't get a look in if you aren't in a double or pelham in hack classes. Sad but true. I'm lucky that I show ASH, not hacks, so I just use my snaffle, but if I wanted to do well in the hack ring I would switch to a double or pelham.
Brooke, she will be fine :] But - Do we have any other pelhams? That one has a huge mouthpiece, plus it isn't jointed, so would be a big difference from what she is used to and a heck of a lot of bulk in the mouth. A jointed, thinner, metal pelham would suit better.