My favorite riding competition was dressage. I never really liked the jumping competitions, although I did them quite frequently. In dressage I usually felt more strongly connected with my horse than at jumping. Doing both I was very familiar with all kinds of dressage/combo bridles.
First I have to make clear that the dressage bridles are absolutely perfect for jumping competitions too. You have today so many choices of dressage/combo bridles that it might overwhelm you. Here are some points that could help you choosing the right one for your horse or pony.
Every year at the first weekend of October the famous Wool Festival takes place in Taos, New Mexico. A great event! It attracts every year more and more exhibitors and visitors. The great thing is that most often the weather is just perfect, autumnally colorful, sunny and warm – which, well, is unusual for Taos, being at an altitude of over 7,000 feet, around this time of the year.
One of the biggest attractions at the Wool Festival – and there are many, very many of them – are the Alpacas. I love these animals. They look cute, even when I know they are not really cuddly animals. But their open expression of their curiosity toward everybody and everything is just phenomenal.