Most of you who know my story know that I got into horseback riding the WRONG way. My parents thought hey let's get a horse and my stepdad fixed someone heat and they couldn't pay so they traded us un unbroke pasture puff mustang. I was 15 at the time and I broke her myself. After having never rode a horse or knowing anything about them really. I've just been learning as I go. We first broke my horse in a straight bit as we had nothing else. Eventually we bought a 60$ headstall and a 20-30$ bit and we looked for something pretty (bah Bad!) and now I am wondering what exactly the bit is that she uses. I know it's a dog bone snaffle and it has 3 copper rings on it that are honey flavored. But is it a mild bit? Is a shank bit? Should I even be using this bit? I've been using it for almost 2 years now and it's what she works well in. But I am ust looking for opinions as I have been reading around through all the bit threads and i'm confused and I see some like I use and people say they are bad! And I worry maybe i'm using the wrong thing? Here are soem pictures of it in her mouth. And rememver the mouth piece is a dog bone snaffle with 3 copper rings on it that are honey flavored.
Another question is curb chain position. I've heard to put the chin strap where the bridle hooks the bit. And i've also heard to put it in the rings where the actualy bit part is. Which is? If I put it where the bit is it's hard to find one small enough. If I put it where the bridle goes into the bit ring I can get it where it fits with 2-3 fingers loose which is perfect in my opinion.