bridoon :

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  • n  a bit resembling a snaffle bit; used with a separate curb

  • In bygone days, when a family tree was a ticket of admission to the National and most spectators knew a martingale from a bridoon, harness and saddle horses held the audiences .
  • Anyone who knows a martingale from a bridoon knows that show jumpers are seldom good mounts for the hunting field, that not one steeplechaser in 100 is fit to enter a show ring.

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