I need help with bit choices.
When I bought my chestnut twh the people gave me all his tack. They said to ride him in a halter or in a basic(Western) curb bit. I have since then and he has been great, or so I think. He has always liked constant pressure on his mouth or atleast always tries to keep constant pressure on the bit with the reins and to make matters worse someone told me its a harsh bit and no horse should ride in it. So I tried some experiments with other bits.
I tried a d ring snaffle and a few other snaffle types. But he just took complete advantage and didn't listen to anything I was asking.
So now I was figuring I should try a good hackamore since he responds in the halter. My other twh rides in one so it could work.
Any suggestions as to what I should try. I don't want to hurt him with the basic curb if it is truely a harsh a bit. Any ideas/suggestions much appreciated