Need bit recommendation
I have just acquired a 16 year old thoroughbred mare that is being retired from playing polo. Her previous owner used a jointed pelham bit - I have tried using a simple jointed snaffle with her, and she's not comfortable with it or responding the way I'd like to see. I'm not advanced enough to be comfortable with double reins that a pelham requires, however I'd like to use a bit she's more accustomed to and comfortable with. She rides well off leg/heel cues, however it feels like she's aggravated by the snaffle bit I'm using and is distracted/frustrated.
My beloved menagerie:
1 hubby, 1 son, 3 dogs, 5 barn kitties, 3 bunnies, 2 spoiled horses, 1 mischievous pony, 42 cattle, and an embarassing number of chickens.