Now fast forward 12 months, and after some drama and realizations that I wasn't getting the quality training I had thought, I am at a new facility with a new trainer. My current trainer has never brought up my bit, but I have become curious on my own. We are working on getting him to use his rear and back and come down onto the bit. It is slowly coming together, but it struck me today, is the slow twist preventing him from coming down on the bit since its purpose is to bring your horse up??
Things I know... I need to be backing him up with my leg and to straighten the haunches to get the correct collection I am looking for. I know harsh bits are not the answer and I know he should be able to carry himself from behind at the cue of my leg. My question is, is the slow twist keeping him from comfortably moving on the bit? What kind of bit should I go for that may encourage him (in addition to all the other underlying training that is being addressed)?
Thanks in advance for your help!!!