Maybe one of the eventing members can tell me why a rider can wear a shadbelly when the horse is wearing a snaffle, as in the photo of Wega. In regular dressage, shadbellies are only worn above 4th level, when the horses are ridden with double bridles. If Olympic level eventing dressage is the equivalent of GP in regular dressage--hence the shadbelly--can eventing horses be ridden in either snaffles or DBs, rider's choice, all the way to the top?
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