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Waybueno 10-19-2010 02:40 PM

why does
 
He have a bozel(sp?) and a bit?
I thought you could only use one or the other.
http://holycowperformancehorses.com/...topping_fs.jpg

kevinshorses 10-19-2010 02:46 PM

That is called a two-rein. Using the traditional method of making a bridle horse the horse is started in a bosal or snaffle then ridden in a bosal alone for a while and then a thinner bosal and a half-breed or spade bit is used together so that the rider can use the bosal for correcting the horse and preserve the soft feel in the horses mouth. As the horse progresses then the bosal is removed and the horse is then refered to as "straight up in the bridle".


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