I am going to start a thread that probably a million have asked before me, however, bits baffle me. So many to choose from, each suiting a different discipline and different horse.
I have an OTTB and I'm hoping to hit the trails soon. I've ridden her bitless since I bought her in September, but I think for the trails, I'd like just that added comfort of a bit (just to know it's there more than anything)
So, which bit is best? I was thinking just a snaffle, but I know there's more to picking a bit than "Erm, I dunno, I think the snaffle is the softest on the mouth?" I'm a fish out of water when choosing a bit!
I'd just like one mainly because she's very stubborn with lateral flexion - she'll do it, but she's strong at pulling her neck round (I've made sure she's supple, she's just stubborn!) And that's in a rope halter. I thought in one of those sticky moments (that, lets face it, can happen) she might be less stubborn if there's a bit and I need to one rein stop (obviously I'd test this out first, wouldn't just assume)
Please no mean comments. I can deal with tips or ideas, but please don't be mean. I know I could hit a raw nerve with some of the things I've said, but that's why I've come on here for advice