A double bridle is what you see used on all the top dressage horses during competition, and using a double bridle for the first time can mark a significant milestone in your dressage career.
That being said, many riders misuse double bridles or introduce them to their horses too soon, using it as a shortcut to getting their horses into an “outline” and mistakenly using it to slow their horse’s canter in order to negotiate the smaller circles and direct downward transitions demanded at the higher levels. As you can imagine, this just creates more problems.
So, in this podcast episode, we will look at the purpose of a double bridle, when are you and your horse ready for a double bridle, how to fit a double bridle, and how to start using one correctly.
(Please note: This is an updated and expanded version of our previous 'How to Use a Double Bridle' episode)
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