I am learning about double bridles and just wanted to see what everybody's views are on them.....
I'm glad to see somebody say (admit) that they use a Pelham. With some horses, especially with a woman rider, the snaffle just isn't enough. I read on these boards that the whoa comes from the training, but in real life, it doesn't always happen that way, lol....
On a side note, I ride Freddy in a pelham. It's an honest disaster to try a ride him in a snaffle, but I can't ride him in a double bridle (he will never be soft enough to go in one). I wish they hadn't made the pelham illegal in dressage competition, because it really get riders used to the double reins and teaches them some of the mechanics of a double bridle. The funny thing is that the pelham was originally created for dressage as a transition bit for horse and rider!