I bought a TWH last summer. I have always been a hunter/jumper, but I feel in love with this horse after I rode him a few times. Right now, I am trying to find a bit for him to go in. I am currently riding him in a three ring elevator bit, which he loves, but it is a jumper bit. It is very similar to the western Wonder bit. He goes well in the elevator bit but I can't show him in it. Does anyone know if that wonder bit is legal for the flat shod pleasure classes?
He really is a good boy, but he can get strong. I tried riding him in a plain d-ring snaffle and he was fine in it, until I tried to ride him at feeding time. Then, I needed something more. Put the three ring bit on him and he was much better. I have tried a tom thumb and a grazing bit, but I didn't have much steering in them.
I don't want a harsh bit. I would prefer to keep a snaffle in his mouth...don't care much for ported bits. I don't mine if the bit has shanks. Any suggestions? I just don't know enough about walking horses to know what it legal or not.