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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
I started Sour with a half cheek single jointed snaffle, because I didn't know much about the bit types and it seemed like the common bit. She was fine in it, but when I needed to apply more than just a little bit of contact I could tell she didn't like the nutcracker action so I switched to a half cheek mullen mouth, and she goes great.
I also own a Butterfly Mullen Mouth but I've only really used it for schooling her, not for normal pleasure driving, and I only use it on the top ring to keep it as mild as possible. It offers me a little more control though for when she's in new situations, and gives her tounge relief which she seems to prefer to anything else.
When you buy a bit, look into Iowa Valley Horse Carriage's selection. I've been really impressed with my bits from them, and they're super helpful.
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