justjump122 asked: Okay I saw one of your pictures of your horse with two sets of reins on his(her?) bridle. What's the purpose of two sets of reins? I'm a western rider, but I have ridden and taught basic English so I'm not totally clueless on English riding. I'm just curious about the two reins thing, I really don't see the purpose for a second set. You're likely a brilliant rider, it's just merely my curiosity peeking up.
Yeah a lot of people have been posting about that in one of my photos of Pauly. Sometimes when I school my horse I use draw reigns (which is the second reign in the photo) mostly when I’m in new places or on Tuesday when he gets Mondays off. They are mostly there for a tool to help show a horse where to be. No I do not purely use them to have a false frame, because that is the incorrect way to use them. I still make my horse round from my leg to hand while using the second reign as an extra aid. Sometimes when he is a little wild, I use them to show him where I want him to be rather than his head going wherever he pleases. Then other days I like to just use the loose ring snaffle to do the exact same thing, but sense he is a bit more calm he understands what I’m asking him to do.
A lot of other times if there is a second reign (not the draw reigns), it is used as leverage or a gag. Like if you have horse that likes to keep his head low the leverage helps them keep their poll in the correct place.
I hope I helped, my knowledge might not be the same as everyone else, but that is what I have learned from using them.