I have a question about weighted romels... I recently purchased this set of romel reins from sstack Dura-Tech® Weighted Romel Training Reins for local open showing. My arabian has been ridden WP most of his life (in romels) and although we're getting into dressage among other things, I would like to keep his old training in-touch as well. My question is... when weighted romels are attached to a curb, does it cause any stress in the horse's mouth/on the bars? I am pretty new to the arab world and so forgive me if the question is a little naive! I understand that romels are weighted to steady the rein, allow subtle movements to be relayed to the horse's mouth and primarily to encourage leg/seat use in classic WP fashion.
Thoughts? Anyone knowledgeable on the subject? Thank you!