My mare doesnt like the d-ring single jointed snaffle that I have her in now, but since the rest of my bits are shanked and she's regressed from that training level with 2 months off, she'll be in that until I can afford the double joint. She use to ride in a hack, but had just too much stop and I wasnt comfortable putting that rope noseband on her, and she'll need a bit for pleasure and reining. While she'll never be in the money in those disciplines, I still plan to work her in them to keep her from thinking arena means run the barrel pattern and nothing else. She'll be in the money with games, but I want her to be able to do other things without being fast, all the time. I finally got the lope that I've been looking to get from her, but she can still kick it into gear and haul ass. Now we just work on more seat for the stop and listening to neck reining all the time as opposed to when she feels like it..Then I can go back to the 3-piece reiner she loves.
Try a double jointed snaffle and possibly copper rollers, I'll bet any money that's why ST loves the reiner so much..otherwise she chews the bit when she gets bored (standing around at a show, etc).
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