Hey everyone. I currently have a really lovely quarterxdraft horse in training to be a lower level dressage horse from a western roper. I adore him but his mouth was ruined as a youngster and now its impossible to stop him without enormous amounts of strength. His owner only rides him in a 2 inch shanked snaffle but he will not accept any kind of contact with that bit (she still only rides him western). He has a huge mouth - 5.75 - and I need a bit with more stopping power then his current loose-ring, hollow mouth snaffle. Any suggestions? I have light hands whenever possible but since he is in training I am still working on getting him to respond to seat and leg vs mouth contact.
Sorry if that doesnt make a lot of sense. Just started rambling