So then, does a single jointed snaffle always touch the palate? Does it depend on the size and shape of the horses mouth?
I'm trying to sort this all out in my head and those pics above did help. I'm assuming that with a light contact the single doesn't connect with the palate, but what about when your horse is a bit of a puller or leans on the bit?
I know that needs to be worked out in training (using seat & legs), but what would be the better bit to use in that situation while you're working through it?