What exactly makes it a western bit and an english bit? What is particually better?
I know the snaffle is said to be the gentlest bit for english, but what's the most gentle western bit?
If I decide to do western with my horse, could I still use an english bit? I know I can for pleasure riding...but what about for shows? I don't think I can, but just wanted to make sure.
If I just do pleasure western what bit would be best?
My horse is on an eggbutt snaffle at the moment, and listens fairly good with it, but does have his moments (at least twice while riding) where he won't listen (aka not stop or turn).