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    10-17-2012, 09:56 PM
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Weanling
Wht's the Best Type of Bit For My Horse?!

So I just got a new horse and he is really green and foward. I got him about a month ago and he has come a long way since them, ALREADY and I'm VERY pleased. However, he is still very fast and foward. He likes to be nice and slow to fences and then one stride before the jump he just attacks it, he takes off and soars through the jump. I'm having my trainer/instructor train/ ride him every Monday and she is having the same problem but working on it. I am only 12, so I am only SO strong. He is a dutch warmblood 8 years old, so you can imagine how strong he is. I am not strong enough on my own so I want as much help as I can get. I think a harsher bit will give me more control, Ex: he is a lot better with his trot, there is not too much forwardness there but sometimes there is. But, with the canter after 2 circles(I work him on 20m circles a lot because that is what he is used to but I'm doing less and less each ride to incorporate new things) he gets bored, puts his head down, leans/gets heavy on the bit and gets long and extended. So, I want a bit that can, when he throws his head down and gets heavy on the bit, I can check the reins and his head will come right up.

My main problem though is that when he gets heavy he pulls me out of the saddle and I literally have to pull and jerk his head to get it back up, so he then gets really fast and I have to do really heavy checks on him that legit make my arms and hands sore, which shouldn't happen. Bottom line, I'm not strong enough to do checks that he responds to, so I want a harsher bit that will make him listen to me lol.

So, I am thinking a slow twist full cheek snaffle bit. My trainer recommended some sort of slow twist, and I know that my current bit is just a regular full cheek snaffle that is working a little or at least as much as it can so I just want to add a harsher aspect to it aka: the slow twist part. I don't want a bit that will rip at his mouth, but if there is a safe, yet harsher bit than a slow twist feel free to inform me. Thanx!
Hope to get some responses!!
     
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    10-18-2012, 06:55 PM
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Weanling
I would really appreciate some replies. Thanx!
     

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