Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hour and a Half from Town!
You can also try a bosal, you'd have to be soft, keep your hands in the correct position to keep pressure off his nose, but it could be the next step.
I don't use a bit unless I need one. 6 of my former horses were trained by me and only 4 of them ever had a bit in their mouths. My hubs rides better without one, but my new horse requires one to keep him collected, lower his head with a few light taps. Will have him riding bitless in the spring if at all possible!
Cool! Way to go!