Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
If your horse is basically good with his aids and your current bit then I would try a training fork before changing bits. It will give a little more bite to your bit rather then going harsher.
Personally I think too many riders rely on their bits rather then training. It becomes a quicker fix then training and as the horse becomes accustomed to the new bit and runs through it, then a harsher bid is tried. The well trained horse should only need a simple snaffle and any other bit is to give more finesse to your aids. Anyway, that's my $.02.
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