The horse I am looking at buying, is a western pleasure/ reining mare.
This is the bit she uses:
It is not harsh at all though, as you don't have any contact with her mouth.
But, I asked about a snaffle on her.. they said that she wont listen too good, and you would have to have a noseband with it.
She is 13 yrs old, and she has been using this bridle ever since she was 3-4 yrs old.
Do you think if I get her, to continue using this one, even for trails?
The daughter has ridden her with a halter, so maybe that bit is only for working/showing?
Any advice? Thanks :)
PS: I would do lots of trails, when in the arena working, would use that bit.. also would go swimming and barebacking with my friends.