I have a horse that I have just bought, it is scared of it's mouth and tries to take off if it thinks it is going to get into trouble! He has a soft mouth but he can be strong when I jump him. I have currently got him in a rubber phelam but he still doesnt like it, as he still thinks that I am going to hurt him. I have been thinking about trying a bitless bridle on him or a hackamore but I am a bit nervous of doing this. I was also thinking of trying something like a Kineton noseband.
Oh yes, and this horse is a bit naughty and ttys to leave the ring with people, so my steering isn't too good either!
What do you recomend I do, or what bit should I try on him?