Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mid Northern TN
My boy hates any bit with one break in it. Tom thumb, simple snaffle, etc. He'll toss his head, throw his head up, avoid the bit, and generally be unhappy and uncooperative. I put him in a french link and he stopped all that. I didn't train it out, I just put a different bit in his mouth and he quit. I do think some horses just don't like how the single broken bits feel, or they hit their palate, or something. I'll stick with either solid mouth pieces or double jointed ones in my boy's future, easier to do that then bother fighting about something we don't have to.