the chain really makes me cringe, i sure hope the rider has extremely soft hands
The chain and the ring it’s on…. That ring is gonna add some pressure
what the heck is that
This looks nastier than it actually is I think, if you zoom in you can see plastic tubing around the chain, meaning it’s really just a piece if soft plastic in contact with the face, not chain. But still inters…ting… Yanno….
Yeah I see the tubing but still. How is this legal.
Is there no bit? what would this be called?
That would be Candace King and Campbell VDL, she’s been in the sport and successful since before I was even a thought. Im not about to question her. You guys see chain and freak out. There’s plastic over it, all the chain does is give it something solid to hold in place. It looks effective, not severe.
Also Campbell can be incredibly strong, I know Candice and this horse. Candice is INCREDIBLY kind to her horses and would NEVER EVER do anything to harm them in any way. She’s an extremely successful professional and one of the nicest ones I’ve met and had the pleasure of knowing. I almost sent her Upstaire when I was having problems with him and if anyone knows my horses and how I feel about them, I would never send them anywhere where they could have the even slightest potential of being mistreated. And actually bitless bridles can be great for some horses, they act on pressure points instead of pressure in the mouth. It can be great, like I said, for some horses.
Curious as to why you would want a bridle looking this way anyway? There must be a way to have essentially the same thing without it looking so nasty. Why have clear plastic so it LOOKS like just a chain?
Probably because that’s how the piece came. And Candace is not about to go spray paint her bridle black, or go out of her way to find black plastic instead of clear, just to appease the equestrians of tumblr who aren’t familiar with this piece of tack. If I am, I’m not trying to sound sassy, btw. It’s just that this isn’t even a bit, for whatever reason this horse must go better bit less. But he is a very large and strong animal. This piece takes out severity of the option of a harsh bit and replaces it with strength of a bit less bridle. There’s a huge different between the words severe, and strong.