Originally Posted by seven
I am getting a 6 or 7 year old Paso this weekend from a horse dealer so her history is not known. I have ridden her twice with 2 different shank bits and she tossed her head some. I was wondering if someone have some advice on what kind of bit to try first, hackamore,snaffle, etc.
Because paso bits are so different that what other breeds use, I wouldn't go out and buy the french link snaffle. First, make sure she doesn't need her teeth floated. Then, I'd put her in jaquima and see what she does. I wouldn't hit the trails until you really get to know her.
There are some mild paso bits out there and there's a place here in town that I'll be happy to forward information to you about that will steer you in the right direction for a used bit. They can be expensive! First things first, get her teeth checked..at least I would