I've only used halter-bridles with cheek pieces that snap on to D-rings -- I see that you can also get them with a one-piece bit hanger that goes over the crown piece ... with snaps on the browband to keep the bit hanger in place --
Which style do you prefer? ...and why?
Ever had any issues with snaps on the browband?
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I use the ones with the bit hangers (hooking to rings on cheek) because when you drop the bit (fast and easy) you can snap it onto a d ring on your saddle. If you have the over the ears type, it makes bridling easier, especially if you have a curb type bit or a fussy horse, but then when you remove it at a vetcheck, and if you don't have a horn to hang it off of, what do you do with it?
I love mine with the bit hangers that snap to the rings on the side of the halter. This is the one I have: http://www.mgsaddlery.com/servlet/th...-Halter/Detail
Great quality at a great price. I did see that they also have the kind where the headstall snaps to the halter.
I have two halter/bridels with the bit straps that hook to rings on the cheek. Actually, I'm looking for replacements. But all the bridles have bit strap snap hooks that require a thumb to hold open. I'd like hooks with a keeper make it quick & easy to hook the ring. I like to drop the bit, hook the bit onto the saddle at rest stops. Not the pony club technique, but I just hold the bit in two hands to the horse, then slip the straps on to the rings. It's quick and for my horse ... easy