When I got my mare she was ridden in a sidpull. After she almost ran INTO traffic and had a indent in her nose did I say 'THAT is not working' and used a 'grazing' curb bit. She did fine, for a while. Then She started to just throw her head up and avoid the bit (i was trained to ride cutting horses so I ONLY pick up the rains to stop so im not constantly pulling on her) and she started running through the but. I tried a snaffle and she took off again, tried the one rain stop and she ran looking behind her -_-'. Tried a twisted snaffle and she just about flipped over (did not Touch the rains, just sitting in her mouth she lost it) and same reaction with a kimberwick. So I have her in a tomtumb. She stops mostly good. Anything faster than a walk and I MIGHT have brakes. I have worked with her the way my bf tough me (he works and retrain problem horses) and she out smarted it. Another old cowboy showed me what he did and she fights it (trot stop and turn real quick, she wont stop she just keeps going). So any suggestions? I can't afford a trainer, I can afford food board and vet, that's it.
Bits I have/ used (excluding twisted and kimberwick)
Tomthumb (no copper on mine but same style)