Ive been riding for quite a while now, but on lesson horses where you just pick up the tack with that horses name on it and you know it will work. Im now working with a horse on my own, and have a few questions. I like the fit of the saddle im using ( she has a short back and this saddle works for her nicely) but it slipps easily. I first used a thick saddle pad because it was still chilly and I thought this was the problem. But I used a thin pad yesterday and it was the same problem. Any suggestions?
Also, the full cheek snaffle bit im using is giving me trouble. My mare turns just fine, but has no brakes. She opens her mouth and resists it, but then will stop. Is this a bit problem, or something else? Im not too knowledgeable about bits types, any suggestions? Thanks!!