Hoping Wild_spot will respond to this...she seems to be the bit expert
So, after all this bit drama, here's an update:
I hacked him in a french link and wasn't very excited. He was heavy, and I don't think it was the right size. He seemed kind of uncomfortable, plus he does have a pretty fat tongue and I don't think he appreciated the way the piece sat on his tongue. Anyway, this is all experimental. P.S., I'm not expecting the bit to magically and correctly correct his heaviness, I'm workin on it! =]
I asked a different trainer at my barn today (she is VERY trustworthy, and my trainer has sort of lost my trust...) and she suggested a Myler. The one she gave me was a level 2 (if I remember reading correctly) and it looked like the triple barrel, or something like that. Sorry, don't have the most knowledge on these bits...that's why I'm asking you! I hacked him in it today, and although he seemed kinda heavy, it wasn't serious. I just focused on lots of transitions. I also took him out back and he paid attention to me and was easy to keep under control. YAY!
Tomorrow I plan to lesson in it, which means jumping, so we'll see how that goes. My trainer is not going to be thrilled, I didn't check with her about this, frankly I think she's getting irritated with me...but too bad! I'm curious and learning!
I'm happy to say that the small amount of things I've seen on this bit is positive, this stuff just seems so complicated!
So for the third or fourth time, tell me all you know about this bit! I'll continue to use this trainers bit and see if all goes well.
Also confused about what model of the Myler it is. It has the barrels like the triple, but I thought it had barrels all the way around...maybe I'm remembering wrong? Do you know what I'm talking about?