Originally Posted by alexischristina
We're just using looserings... that might be a problem too, gah!
What I love about my local tack shop is how relaxed/understanding they are. If you tell them you're not sure what you need, you can bring the bit back as long as it is clean before a certain number of days and try them out until you get exactly what you need.
Don't know if that's how it typically is (the bigger tack shop doesn't do it) but I like them a lot for that reason, so I think I'm going to try the french link first off, as I've heard a lot of good things, and buy a new bridle, and see how that goes. If it doesn't work... well, we'll try something else.
If you can exchange, borrow the eggbutt french link bit, make it rather loose and give it a try. I hope it'll work out for you.
While I usually don't suggest that, but if your horse is quiet and easy to stop you can think about bitless bridle.