I have a question about bits.
Now, I have always used French Link Snaffles with my horses, especially my young horses, because I love them to have & keep a soft mouth. I even used a rubber happy mouth french link with my last young Trakehner.
I have used Elevator bits with a Thoroughbred I did Jumpers with, because without it he got especially heavy on the forehand and ran through aids.
The horse I have now, has been ridden in a plain jointed snaffle.
When he drops and stretches down, he becomes very soft. But when he is fighting me, he puts his head right in the air and braces against my hands with the underside of his neck. (Something he's done since before I got him.)
I want to move to a stronger bit, but want to stay with a type of snaffle.
I hate using any other type of bit, unless it is in instance with the Thoroughbred, who absolutely needs it.
Is anyone familiar with a Boucher bit? I was looking into the French Link Boucher Bit.