I don't know too terribly much about bits. I currently use a solid rubber bit for my mare, and she responds very well to it, but I've heard that it's hard to produce saliva in a rubber bit. Is that something I should be concerned about?
The problem about changing bits is that she does NOT like jointed bits. She also doesn't need a harsh bit. I especially want a gentle one, because I throw people on her all the time, and I want to make sure she doesn't have a bit that would be too harsh in new hands. I know that a bit is only as harsh as the rider using it, but some are still harsher than others.
What do you think?
For reference, this is her rubber bit.
And this is her western bit. Mind telling me what it is? Lol.