I just wanted a little advice on the best bit to use on my horse. Right now i'm using a bitless bridle but for some reason (after we were on trail and i maybe pulled a bit hard to stop him running into the other horses - he was way to excited and had decided by this point that listening to me was out of the question) he isn't quite liking it any more; so i thought i might go back to using a bit but haven't used one in several years.
So, my horse is pretty easy going (except when he's on trail), listens most of the time and mostly listens to my seat and legs. I'm still not sure going for the bit option is the best for us but i wanted to at least try it and see how he goes. We don't compete, probably never will because he has hip issues so can't canter too well. I was looking at some kind of snaffle bit, i need something that will be very easy going on his mouth. I noticed though when i started looking that there are a few different types of snaffle (and now i'm going to show how little i actually know); there's a jointed kind, and a one with a link in it (french link?). What are the differences? would i be better going for a dee-ring snaffle or something else? Also, eggbutt horse bit? how is this different than a dee-ring.
Could someone also please tell me how i would measure my horses mouth to get the correct size? i think the last one he had was 5" but i could be wrong.
Sorry for all the questions, i hope they make sense.