For those of you who were on earlier today, I had posted a question about if the bit I was using fit my horse properly. She has been using a 5 inch loose ring snaffle but it just fits snug and has not extra room on the outside of her mouth, as shown in the pictures.
I got some advice from a very helpful member earlier and she recommended going at least a half inch bigger (bigger as in bit size). I know there has to be or *should* be at least a thumb sized space(about 1/2 inch) between the side of your horse's mouth and where the bit 'ends'/meets the bridle.
So my question is, should I look for a 5 1/2 inch snaffle or just get a 6 inch snaffle? I am leaning towards a 6 inch but thought I should get some other opinions first :)
Thanks for the help!