I have been teaching my horse Chico to jump and I would like to know what bit is best for this. He is a 12 year old quarter horse/arabian mix and is only trained western. I currently ride him in a ported chain bit.
I tried to put him in a single hinged snaffle bit with a loose O ring, but he didn't seem to like it (threw his head around a lot), and he also was hard to slow down and stop with it.
He seems to be loving jumping, and I have been very careful to leave a lot of rein, but I don't think the type of bit I've been using for western is good for jumping. Plus I would like to teach him some English direct rein, and contact.
Would love any suggestions!!!