Originally Posted by SeWHC
Have you thought about using two sets of reins? For someone with experience such as yours, a double bridle isn't tough to work with, especially if you've got a dual action bit, and you are just using two sets of reins.
No I want to keep it simple. I don't need the curb, I don't even need a bit but I like having a bit. I have ridden in a hoola hoop, a rope hoola hoop but I found it uncomfortable with having to keep my hand right on his weithers and when leading the horese again it is uncomfortable.
If my guy is fresh, he is grained daily, worked every second day at the least, just turned 5 and in great shape so he loves to move, like any strong arab and if you shows any disrespect for me by not regulating speed on a simple voice command or just picking up the reins, if he even thinks about running through the bit I would quickly put the reins in the curb setting, the ratio is less then 2 to 1 so my pull is not that much, but he must respect my hands at all times.
When he settles I would just stop and quickly switch back to the snaffle setting.
I am just thrilled with my find. This bit offers the best of both worlds, is compact enough to not look heavy on a fine arab head , gives me the snaffle option, the curb option and he seems to like both settings. No head tossing.
It has not stood the test of time and I only have about 3 hours max on it but I like my first impressions.