My horse has always had 'bit issues' which she has not been able to get over despite years of patient training in both gentle snaffles, double jointed bits and a sweet iron snaffle. Of the different kinds, she seemed to prefer the sweet iron. She always chews at the bit and has to be bribed to let us put her bridle on. I suspect that whoever mouthed her must have done something nasty at some stage. No problems have been identified with her teeth or mouth.
I was hoping to start her in some kind of bitless bridle as I suspect she'll be happier - anybody out there who uses one they can recommend?
I do a lot of pleasure riding but also do a small amount of jumping and dressage at times.
When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ~William Shakespeare