Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
I answered the way I did because that is what the OP asked for - snaffle alternatives.
The OP has always seemed pretty knowledgeable, too. SOmetimes, even when you have good or even superb hands, a horse will not work well in a certain bit, or perhaps even better in an alternative. I really think if she feels her horse is just not happy in it's current bit, than she should try some alternatives. Nothing wrong with that.
~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork