I have a gelding who is used to being ridden in a mild curb. He is a semi retired roping horse, and has done a little bit of everything. I have recently started repatterning him and really focusing on the perfect pattern instead of speed and since my "natural horsemsmahip epiphany" (I was raised to just put a tiedown on them and ride like hell) I have started realizing he does not exactly like being run in the curb I have him in, and he has some softness issues (as in he is too hard mouthed) with the snaffle, but we are working on that. So, what is a good bit/hackamore that you would recommend for barrels, poles, and other gykhana work?
This is pretty close to what he is ridden in except his has a shorter port.