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    09-21-2009, 06:10 PM
Good bit for stopping that isn't too harsh

I need suggestions for a bit that will get my horse's attention and stop him. He can be pretty headstrong and stubborn when he wants to be. (I think he was a stallion and gelded late.) I mainly trailride and I love Myler bits. I ride both English and western, so if I find a bit I like, try to get it in both disciplines. Ideas? I don't want anything too harsh.
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    09-21-2009, 06:14 PM
Training is your answer, not a new bit :)
Mylers are awesome.
Have you had the horse's teeth checked in the last 6 months? Have you had a pro saddle fitter check your saddle within the past 6 months?
    09-21-2009, 08:15 PM
I agree with JDI. A harsher bit is never the answer.
    09-21-2009, 09:10 PM
Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
Training is your answer, not a new bit :)
!!! I agree. Strong bit may do worse in fact.
    09-21-2009, 09:28 PM
Less is more. With a headstrong horse, a harsher bit will probably just make him even more mad. I know it does to mine. I ride in a snaffle, because anything else just makes him mad.
    09-21-2009, 09:37 PM
Green Broke
To OP: What is your current bit?

We'll work our way from here.
    09-21-2009, 10:51 PM
Bit Information (Snaffle and English-Type Bits)
    09-21-2009, 11:04 PM
Green Broke
I agree, a harsher bit is never the answer!

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