ok bubba hit me up! Tell me am I stupid to want to start my yearling then in a little s
You're stupid! There!
No, but I don't think it's a good starting tool (and when you talk about your yearling, I'm assuming you mean down the road at least a year....).
I really don't like using the Little S except on horses who have been taken through the snaffle first, then a curb bit, and only then
a hackamore, since it's action is similar to that of a curb bit. Now, if you got one of those English hackamores with a leather curb, that might be a slightly different story.
I am, however, a fan of starting a horse in a rope halter. And really, if you have a soft horse, you have plenty of control in that. You might also look into a jumping hackamore:
I've recently become a fan and want to purchase one. Works off the nose and acts like a sidepull--only I've found that you have more control/finesse than with a normal sidepull.
I am a loose ring snaffle lifer but this mare will take the snaffle she is just so darn uncomfortable in it never ever seen a reaction like this so I looked in her mouth and sure she has a fat tongue and flat roof I could see there is no room I was just going to get a happymouth french link or a rubbermullen but my mind started wandering and after looking at the whole Nutural,happy wheels,sidepull .Having said that I do realize that if she has perfect groundmanners in a halter I can ride her in most anything since the horse then gives to pressure and obeys you.I guess I am trying to wiggle my way out of my roundpen work and I just want to ride her I was hoping a side pull would help her give to pressure but getting older I do not want to have her take me for a ride with me just hanging on and having no brakes...
She is a yearling yet, so I'd give her a couple more years before deciding she's "unbittable." And while there's no law that says she ever has to take a bit, you might play around with some mullen mouths (probably metal as opposed to fat rubber) just to see if you can make any progress.