I'm not such a beginner that I'm utterly clueless, and this isn't my first horse. I just suck at cantering still so I don't think that moves me out of beginner status. No, I'm not getting a different horse. She's 20, I'm sure I will learn A LOT from her. She's very sly about avoidance and ignoring my aids. MY problem is that I've apparently been letting her get away with it all. As I get to know her, trust her, and anticipate things, it's been getting better. I just don't always know the right way to correct things which is why I am seeking local lessons (I just got a trailer last week).
That said, I tried a HS Baucher which went well but rubbed my horse's nose a bit raw in the spot where the B angles inward on day 2 after about a 15 min ride. OUCH! It healed quickly tho. So then I went to the HS Dynamic RS which she seemed to like a bit better. And I liked it MUCH better then my single joined eggbutt.
The point of asking about bits was I had a schooling show yesterday and the organizer preferred if I used a legal bit but I could use the Kimberwick if I really needed to. I didn't
I used the Dynamic RS and my horse went well and we scored a 56 at my very first show - Intro A test. Twice on the comments it said she could be more forward (HAHAHAHAHA) which I expected because I was specifically keeping her in check so there weren't any outbursts. It was a success. :P