Halter/Combo bridles and response
For those who ride in some form of combination halter and English bridle (you use it as a halter when you're trailering or tied up, and then attach the bit when you want a bit), does your horse respond any differently to the combination than it does to a traditional English bridle (assuming the same bit is used with each bridle)? I can't imagine why the horse would respond differently; just thought I'd ask.
P.S. I'm asking about the systems where you use a traditional English bit and reins. Horse hates poll pressure, so we're staying away from systems that squeeze the head. :-)