Have you thought of trying a Myler combination bit. Its just a thought.
You mean this? Myler 3 Ring Combination Bit | eBay
No, I have not. I am a fairly new rider, and it was my understanding that you start with a snaffle, and use the gentlest bit that your horse will respond to. What is good about this bit? Explain please! =)
Apache, I am glad you got your power back! I would have been going nuts!!!! It must have been rough for the kiddo especially...sick AND no tv/video games?!
Today was a *long* day, but again we got stuff accomplished! My son was playing with his bestie for like TEN HOURS straight today, since we got stuck pretty much at the barn. It's so cute...my son is 3, and he walked up to his friend when we left and goes "I wuv you, Aaron", and the other boy tells him he loves him too, and they give eachother a big hug!
So the other story of the day is that my little rescue got gelded. Man that was brutal! I could not watch, so the vet made me kneel on his neck and hold the rope up. Trust me, he FELT that, and it took me and a teenaged boy holding him down to get the incision stretched or whatever. Yeesh. I'm totally relieved, even though we got the full horror story experience ;).
Two totally hysterical things happened though: one, the boys were playing and as he started cutting, we looked for them to make sure they stayed away...and found that they'd pulled up lawn chairs to watch from a safe distance away...we shooed them away.
And lastly...after the testicles were safely removed, the cat decided to take a taste.... he got shooed away too.
I laugh now, but I was the biggest crybaby there. I didn't really cry, but I was definitely horrified...this is why I'm FORENSICS and not BIO or ANIMAL SCI!!!! Dead things don't feel pain!!