I have recently started riding an appaloosa. I am looking for the right bt for her. I first rode her in a eggbut snaffle, and it was pretty awlful she didnt stop well with it and her turns well sloppy and she fought a lot of the turns. I decided she needed more bit, especially for a trail ride, so listenin to someones advice I got out a tom thumb. It was pretty awful it sopped her but I had to pull to an comfortable point, and trying to plow rein her was awful. Why not neck rein her? She doesnt neck rein well at all!
I thoguth well how about a kimberwick. She did well on turns, kind of crappy on stops but kept toying with the bit left and right. I tried the butterfly gag without a curb on her today. It was a decent enough bit for the arena but we both love the trails and I don't know how she will do. I am going to try a cheap curb bit with solid mouth and a short shank weymouth tomorow. If you have any ideas or suggestions I am all ears thanks