Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
I would stop thinking about bits and think more about training. A lot of half halts, rollbacks, one rein stops, etc. I would stop working him at any speed above an easy trot until he is listening to you and your aids.
How are you asking for a stop? Are you using your seat as well as your reins? How long have you had him and how much training has he had?
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.