Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Sam, I'm no western girl, infact I know diddley squat about western so this was very informative.
I could make a suggestion that like similar bit shapes in english riding the hooded port may be there to give toungue relief, but have it hooded so the horse can't use the stra space to get its toungue over the bit.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT