Ok so with my tbx eventer/jumper we've been through many bits and none of them really worked for very long until we got to the Portuguese gag (like a dutch gag except with one less ring). That worked for around 6 months but recently he has started flipping his head whenever I take up contact on it and stops as soon as I drop the reins so I have concluded it is the bit.
So for show jumping I was entertaining the idea of going back to a waterford and adding a kineton noseband. He is obedient on the buckle in hunter type courses but as any jumper knows you can't ride a jumper course on the buckle so something relativly light until I need to use it would be good he doesn't take well to being forced into anything. We tried a hackamore and that was disastrous to say the least. Pelhams make him tuck and pull gags make him flip his head and in snaffles he tries to dislocate my shoulders while ignoring my half halts and taking off in what ever spot he pleases usually long ones.
So if anyone has any ideas or input on the kineton please let me know. I'm trying to get ready for my B rating in pony club and this head flipping nonsense needs to be over with.