Horse Care and Comfort
Dually Halter as a Bitless Bridle
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A thought - as not everyone has ideal riding circumstances. It is commonplace to fit a head collar over a bridle if you want to stop during a ride, so you can safely tie up your horse - a short lead rope is tied around the neck for this purpose. The English double bridle has two sets of reins & the second set of reins ( the curb reins ) are narrower & thinner so the rider can more easily tell them apart. A Dually halter can be fitted over a bridle without a nose band, the reins to the bit can be knotted & laid on the horses neck. You can then ride on the Dually with a second set of reins, confident that, having trained your horse to the Dually, you have a backup in place ( and I'm guessing many parents would like this idea ). After all, a bit properly fitted but with the reins left loose causes no discomfort or pain.
Both of you always have such good advice. Clear, easy to understand answers to follow. I hadn't thought of long lining as a prep for using the Dually as a prep for a bitless bridle but it makes perfect sense. Thanks again to both of you!