Wow! Thank you for the advice. I especially found that article posted by MajeuticManege to be very helpful. I am a little upset that my trainer told me to bump up to a tom thumb now. Especially after reading that article. I think I will go back to the snaffle for now and work there again. I may try the three-piece full cheek bit though. After I have Bandit go through a refresher with the snaffle. I KNOW for a fact that its not a dental issue as his teeth were just floated last month. He had a full float, odontoplasty, and bit seats. Anyway, I will just go back to the snaffle before any more harm is done. Thanks again guys, I really appreciate it!
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