Originally Posted by littrella
Look up Iowa Valley Carriage. They have a big selection of pony & mini size bits.
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Yes they have lots of bits.
Add a chin strap/chain so you have some leverage. You need the kind with chain and hooks. Iowa valley has them. You will probably need to put the hooks up where the headstall is.
When a chin strap is added to a bit with a shank the purpose is to help the bit function as it was designed to with leverage. Using a shanked bit without a chin strap is possible but it does not allow the bit to function as it was designed.
How should the chin strap be adjusted?
On a shanked bit the chin strap works with the design of the bit to add chin pressure as well as allowing the mouth piece make contact in the proper way it was designed to function. When first introducing a new shanked bit to a horse.