I purchased an 11 year old gelding a few weeks ago. I still need to by all my tack (including saddle). I have an old bridal (which I'll replace) that has a long shanked snaffle bit that he doesn't seem to like so I thought I'd get something else. He's pretty laid back and responds very well to neck reining and I've been told, he's been a trail horse for a long time. Thought I'd mention also, that I purchased this particular horse for a beginner.
So I looked online to get an idea of what kind of bit to purchase that doesn't seem so aggressive. Well....there are more bits out there than I ever imagined! So....now I'm confused and I'm looking for suggestions. Any recommendations??