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13th April 2010, 05:20 PM
hi guys, well on sunday me and arthur are off showing, he has done a lot of showing but i havent for about 2 yrs, i want to either ride him in a double bridle or pelham, with 2 reins, can anyone tell me how i know a double fits him correctly and how i know hes comfortable in it? any pics would help too!!!!!!!! also i know i sound thick but do i pop it on just normally? last one i used was on pony so cant remember! i ahve both of these bridles so either is ok
help!!!!!!!!!!! thanking you all x
13th April 2010, 05:34 PM
The bridoon should lie over the curb and should be fitted as a normal bit is. The curb should lie just below the bridoon so its gonna work on the tongue and bars. Make sure the curb chain isn't too loose or tight 1 finger tightness?? It should sit in the chin grove when pressure is taken up on the curb itself. (If i can remember rightly)
I would ride in the bridle a few times before Sunday.
Please feel free to correct me, not fitted a double bridle for a while! :o
13th April 2010, 09:58 PM
not all horses are happy in bouble so thats something to think about
Your bridoon sits above the weymouth at normal sanffle height, so two wirkles or there about the weymouth then sits below this with enough gap so that you can get to your knuckle before the two bits meet, so about an inch or so on a big horse, you may need to just play around with it a little to work it out totally lifiting and dropping both bits until it is in the right place make sure it doesnt get in the way of his teeth
the curb should come into action at a 45degree angle i think so juat play around with it a little but more or less dpending on his general way of going, slip heads fasten on the oppostie side to your throatlash
if yur using an eggbutt use a fixed weymouth and a sliding one with a loose ring
14th April 2010, 10:38 AM
thanks guys!!!!!!! im gonna try him in a pelham today and then double tmoz, its only a loca show, do you think i would be ok with a snaffle bridle if not? xxxxx
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