With Galahad’s cheekpiece broken I had to come up with a solution to be able to ride him until I could replace it. Cookster’s bridle is too long but I discovered that I could use Cookster’s cheekpieces on Galahad’s bridle and with a little adjustment it would fit both ponies.
That was really helpful but I also needed something that would allow them both to be ridden at the same time. I was a bit stumped for a while until I remembered that when we first introduced the ponies to the bit we used some connectors to attach it to their headcollar.
I fished them out and tried it – luckily I could still make it fit.
I tried a little schooling before risking going out on the roads and I was surprised by how well Galahad went. I thought we might have a few braking issues but I needn’t have worried – Galahad was under perfect control and we even managed a little jumping.
In the end I never needed to use the headcollar on a hack but it is good to know that I have it as a backup if necessary.