Koby isn't being very responsive to the bit. I know when people hear this they automatically think "hard hands" but I have very soft hands and only resort to putting pressure on the bit when necessary. I am becoming very frustrated and need some advice for making him more responsive. Last year he wasn't ridden at all so I'm guessing that's a big part of it. I bought him in October but he got cancer soon after that so I have only started to really work with him recently. I can't afford a trainer right now but I know that is the best option. However, I also know of people who don't have hundreds of dollars for a trainer and just figure it out themselves. That isn't ideal for me, but with his 2,000 + dollars in medical bills plus boarding that is starting to become my only option. I am only 16 and have a lot to learn so I could use any advice I could get! Thank you!
One more thing. He is being ridden in a simple one ringed snaffle bit.