Originally Posted by Acire
And your horse listens 100% of the time? Must be nice... Are you sure your riding a HORSE?
Not 100%, but 99 is close enough. They all have their moments, they are horses after all. But yes, my horses all go in snaffles. I used to ride with 'big bits' as I said in another thread. The things I've used and done in the past shames me, to be quite honest. I used to think that the bit mattered- it doesn't. The rider, and the training matter. It will be frustrating at first, but the more you learn the more you'll come to find just how much you were relying on those ugly bits, and they are a crutch. Get yourself a good dressage trainer, and learn how to ride your horse back to front in a snaffle.