love this one !
Very well caught! The warm colors of the bridle, horse and background create an interesting contrast to the clearly cold day. And if I may ask, what kind of bridle is that?
Of course It's cavalry bridle with pelham (a little hard bit). Polish regiments used those bridles during The Second World War.
well caught oo, harsh bit in horses mouth
The bit is only as harsh as the hands holding the reins. If the proper training and basics are taught it never need be harsh. Even the fattest rubber snaffle or even hackamores can be harsh in the wrong hands. If you look the curb is not being activated at all showing no harshness in this pic in any way. Look at the double bridle used in dressage. Those horses are not forced using those bits or they would never achieve the supreme level of relaxation it takes for the higher level movements. It can be harsh, but only if used harshly.
Agree with what you say. My beautiful mare was a liberty horse. I rode her without a bridle or saddle.
Thanks I know, but Polish regiments used that bits during The Second World War, and nowadays reconstruction groups used the same bits.
Lovely shot! I like how you can almost feel the cold.