Alright, I'm looking for ideas for a new bit for Odie since my daughter will hopefully be showing him later this year. Right now, he gets ridden in a 6" German snaffle. Yes, 6", he's a bucket head, lol.
He does very well in it, BUT he is constantly chewing. He's had that habit for 20 yrs. His teeth are taken care of religiously, he's been measured(thus the 6"). Switching to the 6" helped a little, but the habit is still there. And he focuses more on playing than what he's doing. With a more advanced rider his focus can be redirected.
But, since my daughter is just starting out, i'd like to find something that keeps him responsive, but passifys him a little. And provides a little bit of "brakes" should the need arrise. Kind of like a backup plan if something where to happen.
Attached is the bit he used to be shown in (but without the port). Depending on his attitude that day would determine if I used the curb chain or not. For whatever reason, simply having it there was enough. Since he rides completely off the leg. So if you can make sense of what I'm looking for you get cookies, lol. I hate posting on my phone....
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