Originally Posted by Muppetgirl
Oh gee.....this might be something I'm unaware of, but I use brow band bridles with my horse and ride him in corrections bits and a cathedral for showing.....am I not supposed to do that? I love the one ear bridles, but haven't found one I like yet and I also like the 'security' of the brow band and cheek-strap bridles (ie. Hard to pull off!)......is there a protocol for reining shows and bridles vs what bit type?....just curious.....
I found it fairly typical for shows(cow horse mostly) but not necessary.
But with guys I have cowboyed with, yes, browband headstalls for snaffles and spades, split ears(or one ears), with no throatlatch for shanked bits. Double ear headstalls seem to be a show deal, not ranch.
It may be regional, but it was what I know :)