Okay so I have a quarter horse gelding that I run gymkhana on but he isn't the easiest horse to stop. I do bump the runs which works much better than just pulling back both sides of the reins at once.
Even when we're riding on the trail he tends to pull through the bit. Especially when he knows we are headed home he picks up the speed and you have to be hard on his mouth the whole time.
This is the bit I'm using for him right now and I am no bit expert what so ever that's why I need help. Is the right bit to be using for him or do I just need to work on softening his mouth. One of my friends said to just bit him up, but I don't want to do that if I could just work with him and do lots of bending to soften his mouth.
So pretty much, my question is, do I need a different bit for him, or do I just need to work on softening his mouth?