Endiku, I have inexperienced riders riding my horses because the experienced riders are all working for the big stud farms. Here in the Northern Cape it is endurance, endurance and more endurance so if a worker proves to be worth something with a horse he is snapped up by them in a heartbeat. The area I live unfortunately does not lead itself to ATV's and the cost would be an issue. The other option for me is selling my horses. And believe me right now that's a very serious possibility. Then they can just use their feet to go gather the cattle. I will be putting one of my mares in a cross-under bittless bridle, she can be ridden in a halter in a pinch and her mouth is almost worst affected, but will have to do some serious training with one of our geldings, he is very hot under saddle and can be quite difficult. Maybe I should get one mullen mouth snaffle and one jointed and try it for a little while, see how the horses respond. If their is still damge or the horses don't like the rubber I might just sell them. Only pproblem is with them being "mutts" the only people sho are likely to buy them are other farmers who will again give them to their equally untrained riders to use for the same purpose and perhaps not even get a dintist out to check their teeth.