Originally Posted by HorseHeart
So is it ok to ride him in the same bit I will show him in?? Will he get a hard mouth?? That was my issue..........the dressage barn I board at ride mostly in snaffles then do a training ride in a double once a week or so. Alot of the trainers say they don't like to always use the double.
Maybe this is where Im getting my confusion.
Hard hands make a hard mouth. So long as you have soft hands, no matter the bit, his mouth will stay soft. With WP, they like as little rein movement as possible so that shouldn't be a problem. When I put my horses in a curb though, I stay away from the hinged mouthpieces just cause every now and then I do have to get in their mouth while working cattle and I don't want anything that is harsher than needed.