So, the previous owner used a Stop & Turn Bit on Chili for training/breaking. I've looked up information and everyone says that it's a very very harsh bit!! Poor girl.
She then used a Jr Cowboy Bit once she was trained but I can't find any info at all on this (even spelling out junior). Does anyone know anything about it?? I know she used light pressure on her mouth and a lot of leg pressure/cues and Chili has been responsive to those (at least the short time I was on her).
Any suggestions for light pressure and/or a bit for someone who is still learning pressure themselves would be greatly appreciated! I was thinking I'd prefer a Hackamore (sp) - bc it's bitless but I'm not sure if it will be useful for her and how long it would take to train her to use it or if it would come naturally for her? When my stepsister had a horse that I rode a lot as a teenager, we used a Hackamore.