Re: Draw Reins vs Market Harborough
I'd say Market harborough. Mainly because you can't properly jump with draw reins - they're quite severe on the horses head and allow little movement.
My horse had a market harborough because she constantly bucked, reared, bolted etc. and we were kind aat the point of trying anything.
I personally don't think it makes a bit of difference. At first, having them on might have done something, but it didn't stop her misbehaving.
Recently, we just wear it on the loosest buckle as honestly, it makes no difference when riding apart from keeping their head down, and even then it doesn't work the right muscles as you can get around it.
But if it's draw reins vs market harborough, go mh, as at least the mh only works when you have a contact with the bit rather than all the time - hence why it's allowed by BSJA.
Overall, I don't really like artificial aids when theyr're over used. they're okay to teach a horse t do soemthing, but not like a permanent thing, as they do lose the effect after a while.