03-08-2013, 12:23 PM
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What makes you think the horse needs something stronger?
I find in most cases, horses who stop giving to the bit, either have something physically wrong or have been taught that the cues he's given aren't actually what they mean. So either he needs his teeth done or some other pain issue addressed. Or the people who ride him need to be more consistent in their release of pressure when he responds correctly.
Personally I don't like single jointed snaffles as they can hit the pallet of the horse and can cause the horse to lean on the bit to push the pressure onto their bars and tongue, rather than allowing it to hit their pallet. This is why I start most horses in a french link or lozenge style bit, like a KK Ultra.