Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: northern arkansas
What is the difference between that bit and a tom thumb exactly? Both have a broken mouth and shanks...
Anyhoo, him being disrespectful to your commands has nothing to do with a bit. You need to get off his back and roundpen him or longe line him or something and reteach him to "whoa". Once he starts respecting without hesitation on the ground, move back into the saddle with a plain snaffle. When you say whoa and apply a little pressure to the bit, if her leans on your hands, disengage his hindquarters and then stop him. All you want to do in the beginning is halt his forward motion. Give him a little time to respond, if he pushes, again disengage and halt him. Eventually he will learn that whoa means to not go foreward and he will stop on his own free will when asked to. The last thing you want to do is pull harder on his mouth or add any new hardware.
Whatever you choose to do do not blame it on the bit or think that a different bit is going to do anything for you at all, it will not.
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