I also want a bit with control and leverage, like a basic curb.
I'm doing a bit of retraining on my horse, and I'm not sure which bit to choose. I don't own any bits now, so I kind of need to buy one before I can do any training beyond lunging and working him with just the saddle on. He takes any bit just fine just he needs a bit of work on turning, and stopping and with his ques. He gets them mixed up sometimes. I saw the past owner put D-ring Snaffle in when she had him in his English tack and I also saw her use a basic curb for his western.
I personally prefer to ride western. Any opinions/views on the kind of bit I should use for retraining/general purpose? Personal opinions and reasons are loved.