So I have been working with my green horse Raisin. I can now sucessfully ride him at the walk ( but I am fighting with him the whole way because he wants to choose which direction we go etc) and I'm using a rope halter with clip on reins. It just seems to not be doing what I would like it to as I can feel it in my arms today. He leads very well on the ground. Has excellent ground manners gives to latteral flexion and gives to pressure. And I have put a loose ring snaffle on him (w a split ear headstall) and he responds to it very well but he will not get used to it for the life of him. (Keeps playing with it, gnawing on it,yawning continiously etc) even though I put it on him daily just seems like he will never get used to it. So I was thinking about possibly a sidepull? Or this "controller caveston" that is in my schneider's magazine. I personally would like him to respond with no bit in his mouth so that he does not develop a "hard mouth" eventually yes I would like to use a. Bit ...but until that day comes I would like to feel my arms the next morning :) anyone out there who has some pointers? Anything conciderate would be awesome as I am new to training horses but not new to horses. He's been doing so well since I've gotten him and he is a 15.2hh qh tenn walker cross. If that helps any :) thanks!