So there is this lady at my stable that rides an older saddlebred around the age of 20. This horse is a super nice ride and can be ridden in a plain snaffle but just suddenly this lady switched the horses bit and replaced the snaffle with a mule bit!! She showed me the bit a couple of days ago and she was so proud of buying one. She told me the horse pulled her around a lot and wouldn't stop trotting and didn't respnd at all to the O-ring snaffle or twisted snaffle.( I rode this horse a few times and never had any problems with him.) that's why she is switching to the mule bit. I just wanted to tell this lady off but it is her horse... I did tell my trainer though and I hope she will talk to the lady.
It just gets me so mad when people think that switching to a harsher bit will solve all their problems! Most of the time it is the rider's fault when a horse does something undesirable. Even if the horse was doing something like rearing to be rude, the rider should be able to train the horse not to do that such bad thing.Sorry for the rant
Also what are everyone's opinions on the mule bit?
To those that don't know what the mule bit looks like: