My horse has recently started tossing his head when I apply pressure to the bit. I checked all his tack and it fits well and is in good condition, the only thing I can think of is that I just got a new bit, its the same bit I had him in before just a new one. I tested it while on the ground and I don't see any pinching, but since he doesn't neck rein the greatest anymore (was a barrel horse then underwent intensive english training) so I direct rein and I think what is happening is the bit is getting slightly pulled through his mouth and then I pull the rein and it pinches him. That's the only thing I can think of? Am I crazy lol
I ride him english and western, and he only does it when I ride him western.
Here is a link to the bit:
337-Reinsman Molly Powell Series "The Rookie"
Should I try bit guards?