So my 10 year old broke paint mare is in a Tom Thumb and she hates it. After researching, I can see why. I was given some advice by the wonderful people here on trying a myler d-ring comfort snaffle, and I was going to get that, but then I was reading more about the Myler bits and its a level one which is for horses just beginning training.
She is very broke and I'm the one that's new. Should I get something with a little less tongue pressure for her? I need some recommendations because this is very complicated shopping!
The issues she is having with the current (horrible) tom thumb are head tossing and head shaking and pulling her head away from me even when I'm not on her. She seems confused on which way she's supposed to turn while riding though the trainer says I'm cueing her correctly.
I've had her less than a month and we are still learning about each other and I think she may be getting a little buddy sour. But I've got to get her out of this tom thumb even if that isnt the source of the problem. She's not very big horse, the bit she's in now is 5 inches. I was told she is soft in the mouth. Please help!