Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southcentral Kansas
Your horse needs to be retrained from the ground up. It is possible his training was rushed and your trying to show/jump him before he is ready mentally to listen to you isn't helping him, or you.. Poor mum..
Having said that, I would suggest a simple snaffle. Find the right size for him but keep it very simple. D ring, Full cheek, O ring, whatever.. Go back to teaching him to flex, give to the bit, all the yielding exercises both on the ground and then mounted. Be sure he is solid before you try showing him or you will simply undo the work you put into him.