Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
Training, training, training. If you have a very well trained horse, then you should be able to ride them in any bit in the world, no matter how light or harsh. It doesn't matter how much muscle they have, their personality, their hair color, none of that. It matters on how well they are trained to give to the pressure you put on the bit.
So obviously, the first thing you want to do is go back and find the holes in your horse's training and fix them. The only thing a bigger bit will do to your problem is mask it for a while, then she will get used to the stronger bit and become dull to it, and it's a never-ending cycle of 'bigger bit, bigger bit, bigger bit.' Find yourself a trainer, or just talk to the one that you have, that can help you with your horse. Bigger bits should be used with lighter horses to get sharper cues, not for heavy horses to force on some breaks. For example, I use a slow twist, single jointed Dee on Cowboy. Not because I need it, but so that I can make very small movements and he listens quickly.
~ When I Die, Remember Me By My Horses ~
* Because They Are Responsible *
.: For Letting Me Live :. (c) xJumperx