So my new horse that I'm getting this weekend, was ridden primarily western, with IMO a harsh western bit. I don't know what kind it is, but it looked similar to this, just different shanks.
Since i've never ridden with that type of bit, nor do I ride western, I was way out of my element. Montana was being a little bratty, but I understood why.
So his owner switched him to a french link full cheek snaffle, and he did well in that.
She did say out on the trail he needs that western bit, and I'd prefer not to have him in that.
Is there a way to make him be able to be comfortable in a snaffle (depending if my myler bit fits him, he'll be in that) and not need a stronger bit for the trail?
ETA he is a 15 year old qh.