I’ve noticed in pictures of Hickstead a bridle setup that I don’t know. I’m aware many upper level English riders ride in double bridles, but I think I’ve always seen two bits. I could be wrong, but to me it looks like the shanked portion on Hickstead’s bridle here is not a bit. It looks like it’s attached to his noseband. If I’m wrong, let me know. But if I am right about that, can someone explain what this bridle setup is?