We got Rosie home today and so after she;d had a couple of hours to settle in we tried on our tack to make sure it fit and then I rode her a little bit. I'm not sure what to do about her bit though.... She was formally being ridden in a loose ring, sweet mouth snaffle
But all we have are western curbs
And western training bits
I went ahead and took off the curb chain cause there was alot of head bobbing going on. She still wasn't very fond of the bit though she did get more used to it at the end of the ride. So, my question is, what bit should we ride her in? Should we keep using the bit that we have or get the other one tht she has been using? She went okay in the sweetmouth but I was thinking about getting her a full cheek, french link snaffle
The reason for this being that she doesn't give to pressure well at all(she leans into the pressure and fights it) so I thought this bit might help her. Any other suggestions? Or should I just use the one I have/the one she was in.
Also-martingales? The guy used one(running martingale) on her but it seemed to me like she was harder to steer with it on. He said that it will keep her head down and help keep her from reaing up(which she has never offered to do with me in the past 6 weeks I have been on her). He said that he feels safer always ridng any horse with one but I prefer not to use gadgets as a crutch. What do you guys think? Should I keep one on her? Thanks for any help!