(yes can't ya tell I'm a Parelli freak now? Lol)
I've been doing a little research and since Sonny is a LB Introvert the Parelli website suggested getting a bit with the maximum ammount of tounge relief...and they offer a Myler Bit and headstall....reallllllly pricey but I might see if my dad will help with it if I can't find something that's the same. Just my worries are Sonny won't take to the bit at all or it will make him hard mouthed cause I always believed that curb bits were harsh
But I dunno....gah I'm sooo confused. I might just stick with my eggbutt lol
That is the weirdest bit I have seen in a while o.0 I always found that its easier to teach a horse to neckrein with a curb. Look, this is what I ride my 5yr old in. I use a correction bit, but this is what I started off with before I moved to my rather harsh-looking bit I have now.
My correction bit, but my shanks are longer and it doesn't have copper rollers
He neck reins much better in my correction bit ;][/img]
Neckreining, IMO, shouldn't have to do anything with the bit...yes with the shanks you definitely can't direct rein like you can with an eggbutt snaffle or the other english bits, but if a horse can neckrein in an english bit then he definitely could in a western.
I think I was just expecting more than what Sonny could give me at that time. He's picking it up really nice now and I'm pleased with the progress....I am thinking of buying a curb bit, but here is my one problem:
My sister thinks that she's just as good as rider as I am (and not saying I'm a good rider hehe) last time she rode him I was going to switch bits since I had my shanks in back to the eggbutt, but she said it was fine, so I left them in (I regret it now)...but she wouldn't stop yanking on his mouth!
So I'm thinking that until she can get a better hand for riding I could keep the eggbutt in (still can buy the shanks just have to take it off the bridle every time).
I'm going to suck you the $130 and just buy the Parelli one...and if I'm lucky my dad will chip in lol
Thanks for your help Delete!!!
Also what makes it REALLLLLLLY hard is that at the old barn my instructor kinda messed me up so when I ask Sonny to turn at a trot, he occasionally takes off in a canter. So now I have to retrain him to an easier way to go into a canter, and unteach him the way I originally used...and also get the bugs out of me with the old trainer.
Here is the bit that I have been using within the last two days for Sonny. I'm going to buy myself one. He's doing okay in it, but really likes it. He's accepting the bit better (putting it in his mouth) and it doesn't seem like it's bothering him at all which is good
Any idea where I can get a bit that's the same thing? I don't care how the shanks are (though I do like the curves), but I just want the mouthpiece to be the same
Part of why you are using a harsher bit western is because you have almost no reign contact, which means you are using the teensiest slightest bit of a comand right? You have to have a harsher bit for them to even FEEL you...
Did you say you've never tried draw reigns or you prefer not to? I can't remember?