I was thinking about putting my 3 year old in a hackamore because she chews on her bit like it is going out of style. Yeah I know she is young but she was drove VERY extensively last year and rode lightly this year and I would expect her to stop gnawing on it by now. She is not hurting anything by doing this but she is starting to leave some good sized scratchs in the bit.The bit I have on her now is also too big for her and one time I pulled the bit the whole way through her mouth(eep), it is a standard 5" bit. I have never seen a pony bit that is a french link eggbutt though.
So I was just wondering about riding her in a hackamore but I have a few questions...What are the different kinds are hackamores? Are they show legal? I mean I know bosals are but what about the other kinds? What kind of control do they offer? And What about Bitless bridles?
Also if you don't believe I should ride my young in' in a hackamore what do you think I should do about my oversized chew toy of a bit.?
Thanks in advance ya'll