Originally Posted by featherfox
I have read that most Pasos do not do well in snaffles. Is there any truth to this? Doesn't seem like there would be.
It was my thought that if he did not neck rein I should not use direct reins. Is this true?
I broke my Paso mare in a D-ring, she rode out nice, but she is a very goey mare and I didnt have the brakes that I wanted with her. I made a small step up to a tom thumb and have never looked back. My thought is that most pasos, walkers, QH, whatever.... are ridden in a particular bit as dictated by tradition, moreso than function. I have ridden horses of all types that didn't respond to a certain type of bit. You may just have to sort through a pile of bits and find a middle ground that makes you both happy.
I will say that my Paso mare is the most finicky horse I have ever dealt with in regard to tack changes, I assume that, this is more an idividual thing, than a breed thing.