I'd also like to add, how LOVELY it is that on this forum, everyone reads and responds w/o getting rude or snippy!!!! There's a few myspace horse groups that I'm a member of and I barely reply anymore because it all turns into a heated debate where someone calls the other one's horse a mule, and the other one chimes in with your a bad rider....blech. Personal attacks are dumb. This was an awesome thread b/c I learned something too - it's not just the bit on this horse, or the training, but seems to be the FOCUS. Totally changed my point of view on what would work to keep his attention ;)
I just wanted to ask do you hack out with other horse... I know I would never dream of hacking my horse with out a buddy for him. I would only get the same, bucking bolting.... horse are herd animals... so hack him in a herd. Maybe it will help
Nice bit. I like that. I guess he didn't go crazy like his trainer said he does??? I hope this works out for you. Remember to work on training, esp now with this bit that hopefully won't be such a distraction for him as the other one.