I don't know the history of my mare before hand or how she was ridden, but I'm beginning to think that she was ridden English before hand. I'm wanting to learn to ride English and I plan to take lessons during the summer when I'm not in college, but for now what would be the best bit to use?
I'm using a D-ring snaffle that is jointed and it worked well for both of my Quarter Horses that I owned. Krista doesn't mind the bit and works well off of it, but when I try to collect her she fights against it. She recently had her teeth floated and she takes the bit without problem, so I don't think that it's a mouth problem. Maybe since I'm a western rider that she may be slightly confused by my commands? Can someone give me some advice as to how I can switch from western to english without lessons for awhile? I don't want my mare to be confused (she only seems to be so when I try and collect her) and I know that I'm not experienced with that. I take full responsibility. (: