A Weymouth is always used together with a bradoon and is called a double bridle.
This combination of 2 bits is mainly used in the higher dressage classes.
Weymouth & Bradoon
- A Weymouth is used in combination with a curb chain and has a leverage effect. The strength of the impact is determined by the length of the shanks.
The longer the shanks, the sharper the effect.
- A bradoon is a bit with smaller rings so that there is enough room for the weymouth and does not impede the leverage.
- For a double bridle bit combination is a special double bridle bridle required or an extra cheekpiece.
- A double bridle should be used by the highly experienced rider.