Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Hi Annie54, thanks for your question.
In your situation, a stronger bit will only frustrate your horse, and might cause a very unsafe situation. There are a lot of threads on this forum regarding slowing a horse down - it's all in training. You want your horse to listen to your seat and legs, and collect the energy with your reins. With a stronger bit, your horse might start tossing its head, or evading the bit completely, control of your horse's speed comes from the body; the head is just a hood ornament, more or less. I hope that helps! If I can think of some threads to help you, I'll link you to them.
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