Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Well, it isn't the thing you have on his head that gives you control, it's the training that he gets. Any horse, given the wrong training, can run through just about any bit (regardless of how strong or cruel the bit is) if they take a mind to and almost any horse, given the right training, can be ridden with nothing more than the string from a feed bag.
If you take the time and have the knowledge to get the training right, and keep it right, then you shouldn't have a problem with using whatever you wish.
Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/