I have been asked to bring on this pony, I have ridden him for the last couple of months and he is coming on really well, he is getting very used to traffic and he is starting to work off my leg but I have been riding him in a bitless bridle which he has been going well in up to now. I have noticed he is starting to get more confident and I think it is time I ride him with a bit. He has been broken in with a bit but when it comes to riding him he isnít very good with a bit in, apparently puts his head in the air and just wont concentrate, he has had his teeth, back etc checked out, so the owner asked if I could just ride him in a bitless bridle which was fine at the beginning but now I am starting to school and wanting to get him in a correct outline I am finding difficult with a bitless bridle. My question really is if anybody has got any useful advice for me and/or what bit you think would be most useful (I have a wide selection.) And if anybody just has useful tips for me, I have broken in quite a few youngsters so am reasonable experienced but any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you :)