Just a quick question here, how harsh is a slow twist snaffle. We have temporarily put my horse in one, and previously he was in a simple d-ring snaffle.
Here's the deal, he has been hanging on my hands, and ignoring the aids to slow him down, so we have put this in his mouth. He doesn't seemto care, doesn't make a big deal out of it or anything. The weird thing is, after going from such a simple bit to this, I have noticed NO difference. Is this weird/bad?
I was googling the bit and all the reviews that popped up were "harsh," "strong," or "semi severe." I was not aware of this. When my mom brought it up to my trainer she said it isn't harsh and my horse doesn't seem to care (she has started giving him training rides once a week).
Anyway, do you think it's bad that we're riding him in this temporarily? And when will I know when we can switch him back, because I do NOT want him in this from now on.
By the way, I know changing the bit is not the answer to solving a problem, so no comments like that please =] This is simply being used as a "hey now, don't do that" until he realizes what we want. I just don't get why I haven't noticed a difference yet and he hasn't acted differently...
Oh, and it's not that I'm second guessing my trainer, well I guess I sorta am...but I'm trying to see what you guys think. She's a great trainer, no worries, I just feel like sometimes we don't agree on the same things...