I just got a horse and rode him for the first time this weekend. He was great except for the fact that he didn't really give in to the bit well. He's in a simple snaffle curb bit, but I am going to ride him English, so I don't want a curb bit. I don't want to go any harsher if that's possible because I want him to respond to the lightest bit I can. I am also going to be teaching him how to jump and I don't want his mouth to get messed up if I accidently tug on it.
I don't know what the best bit would be for him. I'm thinking a full cheek copper snaffle, but if y'all have others that y'all think would work better, please tell me!