A little background info: About five years ago, my ex-instructor told me my horse should be ridden with a Tom Thumb because it was "very soft and gentle." I was 8 and my parents weren't (and still aren't) exactly "horse smart" so my mare has been ridden in it for all this time.
I have never thought of the structure of the TT, the confusion it feeds the horse, and how severe it is in the wrong hands until I read some of the threads on this forum. I feel so sick and guilty because I, thinking it was a gentle bit, have not had the softest hands over the years.
Therefor, I need help choosing the right bit. After doing some research, I am thinking of trying out a double-jointed snaffle and would like some feedback.
Thanks, Bree. =)