The Kineton noseband is very interesting. Now that I could see using as a "hybrid" type of setup since there doesn't seem to be any leverage in play. It doesn't appear to interfere with the direct-to-rein aspect of the snaffle, and the horse should still be able to accept the contact from the bit. That is an option I'd never considered...thanks.
I can ride with double reins and am extremely careful with a curb, but my hands are small and if there is a single rein option like that I'd prefer it.
The Pelham is not the best option I am sure...I much prefer a bit with curb action to have an unbroken mouthpiece and no mixed signals. And an unbroken pelham does not give good communication with the snaffle rein either.
As far as the gag is concerned...I'm still not secure about using one. I know that it basically strengthens the force of the snaffle and also adds poll pressure, but it seems there is potential to either bring the bit back into the horse's teeth, or else to pinch the cheek between the bit and teeth.
Have any of you gag users had this happen?