Originally Posted by CJ82Sky
MIE's definition is correct.
Using a fig 8 is a short term fix, not a proper correction for improper training imo. I say this all the time, but I am a firm believer that a horse should be able to flat in the simplest of tack possible. Having something like a fig 8 or running martingale for safety in highly intense situations imo is fine but as an all the time piece of riding equipment it tells me that there's a hole in the training somewhere. I know, I know i'm a bit of a stickler on this lol!
We posted at the same time
I greatly agree - gadgets like Twisted Full Cheeks, Running Martingales, Flash Nosebands, Figure 8's and etc, etc, etc are only quick fixes to bandaid the issues that are trying to rear its ugly head......holes in training........they are great gadgets when needed for a particular time in need, but not for coninuous riding on a regular basis.
As David O'Connor says - "Train at home in a snaffle, use what you need at a comp to get the job done"