I am new to barrel's, but not riding. I was always taught to go to the basics when you have a stubborn horse that doesn't listen...but I have a ex roping Florida Cracker horse and he is hot. I have gone to the basics many times, riding in snaffles of all types and the horse just will not slow down.
It is his job to GO GO GO and I get that, but recently I took him to an arena and he wouldn't listen to me AT ALL. I am using a Tomb Thumb and it sometimes works.
I have a whoa and all that, but otherwise he's dead to me up there.
I've been told about the Dogbone Combination bit and the Lady Bug Hack and the Beetle Hack...honestly I need a little 'bite' to my bit but I do not know anything about these bits AT ALL.
I would really appreciate advice to these bits and suggestions...