Abused geldings one head shy! Do I use a bit, bosal, bitless, hackamore? Need advice
Ok, well I allready told you a bit about these two boys, and wow in just a few days they have really really come around. They follow use around like puppy dogs, and have spoked a few time on walks on the trail, but they are really are starting to trust us. I am looking to back then in a month or so and hit the trail, do some day trips and camping with them (I dont ever train or work a horse in a arena, and they are both said to be broke).
Anyways this post is about bit or bitless options. I want ok stopping power, I dont think they are bolters, but one is a bucker. I am well informed on all forms of bitless options ie, bosal hackamore, mechanical hackamore, sidepulls (own one), rope halter hackamore, bitless bridle, indian rope nose thing (not sure what that ones called). In the past I have worked on horses using a curb bit and have used a sliding ring snaffle (think that the right name?). I dont want anything to harsh, and I know a lot depends on the riders hands, and I never ride with any kind of contact, I use words, my seat and legs before I use pressure on the face.
So please post up pics, and descriptions of some options and how you liked how it worked for you. I am thinking I would like to go with a bitless option, but am open to the ideas of a bit.