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Posted 12/2/2014 10:13:30 PM
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So I'm (pretty much) just getting into English after nine years western(don't hate me too much haha). At my barn we ride English over the winter, so I have had two winters experience. I just got an all-purpose English saddle, even though I will be primarily jumping. I was wondering what some good brands are, and what brands to watch out for. Also, I'm looking into getting an English bridle; what is the difference between a cavesson and a figure-8? I know the figure 8 is supposed to do something more, but I couldn't find much on it online. Thanks so much!
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Posted 12/2/2014 10:28:03 PM


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Okay, so good tack brands, I love (old) Colligiate for saddles and Showmark/Circuit for bridles, and I'm sure there's plenty of people who will disagree with me.


This is a cavesson, it really doesn't do much of anything extra, other than keeping the bridle on.

This is a figure eight, it gives the rider more control. Not sure of any specifics because no one will give me a straight answer -.-

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Posted 12/2/2014 10:45:23 PM


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^correct me if I'm wrong, but I think a figure 8 keeps the bit it the right position in the horse's mouth so that the rider has more control and even when your reins are slacked or loose the bit still stays tight with constant pressure

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Posted 12/2/2014 11:04:23 PM
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Okay, I knew what they looked like but couldn't figure out what they did differently. And my saddle is a Whitman, is that a good brand? I couldn't find anything negative about it in the research I did before I got it, even though I got it for $50, so honestly...lol

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Posted 12/3/2014 8:21:26 AM


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A figure eight noseband is for horses that gap or avoid the bit. It prevents them for gaping/avoiding the bit. A flash does the same thing, but a figure eight is better for letting the animal breath more normally.


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Posted 12/3/2014 8:25:33 AM
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A figure 8 helps keep the horse's mouth closed and prevents them from crossing their jaw. Keep in mind you can't show in one for hunters or equitation.

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