To all of you THANK YOU-
Satchmo-I've looked at them but can't make up my mind-and I don't think it's for her, she has a mind of her own sometimes.
Twogeldings, thanks a lot, good info, have been thinking about getting a snaffle as well.
Cloudsmystique-could you put a pic up of the one you are using, 'cause I'm thinking that might be what she needs.
I AM SORRY IF I STARTED SOMETHING ON HERE- IT WAS NOT MY INTEND TO HAVE PEOPLE ARGUE BACK AND FORTH-I APPRECIATE EVERYONES COMMENTS.
But I do have to say that bitless is NOT for every horse, some horses do need some reenforcement.
Mystique-once again could you post a pic of yours that you use on ur MFT.
Satrider, I'm sure you know this, but I think it needs to be said again. Some horses don't like being ridden bitless, it isn't always a matter of needing reinforcement. I ride Soda in a double jointed snaffle (much like what CM posted). It's an extremely mild bit and I rarely need more than a twitch of my fingers to direct him. But he hates bitless bridles (Dr. Cook in particular). I think it has something to do with the pressure around his face, but I could be wrong.
I'm sorry for bring it up again, but I don't like the conception that if a horse isn't ridden bitless it's because they "need" something stronger. For him it wasn't a matter of strength, more of how the pressure was applied.
Aluminum ported curb with swivel shanks (I've tried both a low port and a high port and she liked both):
I am using one similar to this one, only --and that was actually that I was worried about--is- the mouthpiece is more like a snaffle, and I thought that might be pinching her too much, even though I've noticed just this last Saturday-she was doing pretty good and did not move her head too much. I have a regular snaffle bit and may try that but I have to buy a leather curb strap first. Thanks again.