Quick bit/training question..
A few more days of lunging for Vinnie then I'm going to start working with him under saddle. He was trained, foundered as a 5 or 6 year old, and has 3 years without being ridden. I don't know what kind of bit was used, but in the picture it's shanked and I *think* it's a curb.
So, I'm planning on having him in a snaffle the first few days of riding as I get a feel for him. Then, maybe in a week or so (depending) I want to start working our way towards collection & outline (so, lateral flexion, leg yeilds, ect.).
The question is: Should I keep him in a snaffle for however long it takes to get him decently pushed into his face, then switch him to an unbroken bit (we cannot show in a broken bit at his age)? Or should I get a feel for him then switch to a curb or something and get him collected on that?
I was thinking to just finish him out on a snaffle, then switch but I usually don't switch bits around too much so I don't know how much it will take to get him going good on the curb (or whatever I use) after he's good on the snaffle...
Let me know :)
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