I'm looking for a new bit to show Lucy in, and i'm a bit stuck.
She goes really well in her current bit, which is a Myler level 1 loose ring snaffle with a leather chinstrap.
She has an old tongue injury where it looks like her tongue was nearly cut off, she has a big scar across her tongue. I think this bit just sits across her tongue without squashing it too much. It also sits against her palate, but because of the barrel, doesn't poke it.
The issue is that the bit slides side to side a bit, and when i'm showing it looks messy and makes it looks like she is resisting when she is actually being nice and soft.
So i'm looking for something with a similar mouthpiece, but a cheek that will stop it sliding side to side. I would also prefer brass as it would match my show bridle.
I would love to try her in a Myler Baucher, but of course they don't do any of the Myler bits in brass.
I have some photos to show what i'm talking about.
This is how her bit sits normally, excuse the dorky face, she was getting a scratch!
This shows both sides of the bit how it sits normally.
And this shows the sliding, i'm setting up for a rollback here.