I realize I'm once again about to display my ignorance of All -Things- Hacking but I'm just wondering when is it okay to use a double bridle in unofficial hacking? I have just purchased a really nice double which I will, natch, be dying to give an airing to. Dressage is my thing and I'm not quuuiiiiiite up to medium level yet so I can't use it in my chosen discipline, but I am keen to get out and about with my new equipment. My horse is perfectly comfortable with a double even if I am still a bit iffy. I thought hacking would be a good intro for my new excess leather and metal. I know ( or think) some hacking comps don't allow them... but which ones? I went to an Official/ Unofficial Day at Wanneroo a few months back and I was in the over 16.2 unofficial class with only one other horse and this horse was decked out in a double while I rode in a snaffle. The double decker horse won the class ...although The Pez was being a right plonker that day, so the flash gear was not the only reason for our second/last place. Could someone please explain this double bridle phenomenon?