So, I have a horse that has used a bit before, but has also used a hackamore (what he is using right now)... I personally don't care as long as I am in control more that he is .. My horse likes to take off sometimes and not listen... I eventually get him under control with corrections.
So my question is... Which has more control over the horse? We started out with a snaffle bit and it seemed fine for a while but then he would just keep going and not stop when you pulled back... So then we tried the hackamore... same situation.. he was fine for a while and now he just lives through it... I know hackamores can shut a horses wind off if you tried hard enough, but when I pull back, he seems to just live through it sometimes and keep going in a trot...and I don't want to hurt him so I'm almost scared to pull back any harder than I am . Would a bit be better and result in him listening more? Or do some horses need to have them switched now and then? If a bit would be better, would something other than a snaffle be more effective???