Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Somewhere in WA
I don't see the harm in switching bits, I do it a lot if a horse doesn't feel right in the current one. And a bit switch doesn't mean you have to switch to a harsher bit, just find one that you and your horse both like and works.
But if you need lift I would stay away from a lot of gag...you get more of a a bit with little to no gag action when asking for lift.
Conformation is how far the horse CAN go,
Mind is how far the horse WILL go,
Training is how far it DOES go.