I am getting a bridle shortly for my 2 year old Breeze. I have a few questions first though. Is 2 years a good time to start just introducing the bit? I am wanting to in the spring when it gets warmer out. Also, what kind of bit? I am wanting to get this kind (picture posted below) and it is a snaffle bit. And when I start riding her, should I have 1 piece reins instead of 2 piece? I am wanting to get this bridle, reins and bit... I am getting both split and 1 piece, but when what should I use first? I did not include a pic of the 1 piece, but the bridle is just a basic leather one, and the reins are matching, the chin strap is also just a basic leather piece... anyone who can answer these questions thank you!
Breezy, that is NOT a snaffle, it is a shanked bit with a jointed mouthpiece, sometimes they are listed as snaffles....and they are NOT.
That bit you have pictured is NOT what you want to put in her mouth for the first time. Those shanks have leverage and will cause her to react negatively, either running away from it or coming over....
Anything that has shanks & needs a chin strap is a curb bit and not a good choice for a young horse to start in. You need a loose ring snaffle. I highly suggest you get someone to help if you want results.
That place is wrong sweetie. It's a curb bit, like I said, anything that has shanks & need a chin strap is a leverage bit. A young horse can't deal with leverage, they need to be taught with direct pressure, from a snaffle.