I'm looking into getting a new bit for Keerah, as the hackamore isn't going to work. She hates the pressure on her nose (But does wonderful in just a halter and lead), but when I go on the trail, I'd love a bit more control/stop.
I'm looking at the Curb bit with a roller.
Keerah is mouthy and loves to lick and chew, so I thought maybe a roller would be alright.
What my question is,
I'm looking at two bits. One has a 6.5" Shank/Cheek, and the other is a 5.75" Shank/Cheek
Now, my hands aren't as soft as I like, and I'm still working on my balance, but, I know I don't yank on her mouth. In fact I make sure there is a bit of slack so that I DON'T find myself snagging her in the mouth because she's a very sensitive horse. Great on cues.
I guess my question is,
Longer, or Shorter shanks/cheeks
This is the one with longer: http://www.chicksaddlery.com/Merchan...001/253410.JPG
And here is the shorter:
Thanks in advance. (: