I want a new bridle but I'm not sure what to get. I originally was going to go with a regular french style cavesson but I really like figure 8 bridles too. Problem is, they are alot more expensive. I can't find one under $200 :(. I do alot of trail riding, and cantering/galloping. I would like the figure 8 cause it seems like a more comfortable style when doing that kind of work. Is it aloud in the eq. Ring though? I would either do that or jumpers if I showed and if I do get to start showing I don't want to have to buy a new bridle. The cheapest leather one I saw was a collegiate, and that was $100. I can't seem to find many used either. So, should I go ahead and get the figure 8 or just use a normal bridle?