Hi all I'v got several questions about bits. I just bought a horse and the owner said that the horse does not respond well to harsh bits. I am currently using a wonder gag bit with a snaffle mouth and the horse does not respond like it should be for example the horse will not stop on command it will take a few steps and then stop and it will not turn on command especially a left turn. The owner said the horse was trained on an o ring snaffle is there a diffrence between these two bits as far as harshness. The wonder gag bit im using looks like this and how well would the O ring snaffle work compared to the wonder gag bit.
One more question my other horse is particullary stubborn she has a tendency to want to do her own thing when I get on here so I moved up to a harsh bit to a correction curb bit I would like to eventually move back down to a snaffle as I don't want to hurt the horse but the horse still wants to do what it wants for example run but the correction bit keeps her from running but not trotting and go where it wants to but im not sure if I should move back down to a snaffle or when I should move down to a snaffle. The previous owner said that she rides really well with the o ring snaffle but I used a D ring snaffle on her and she was run away horse and wouldnt respond to any of my commands also if this helps the horse was in the pasture for about a year to year and half with nobody riding her and Iv been riding her for about 3 months and with the correction bit for about 3 months now the correction bit that im using looks like this
Thanks for all of your help