So I put the bridle on my little one for the first time yesterday [you can find pictures here: http://www.horseforum.com/horse-pictures/gracie-bridle-total-success-squee-xd-48439/.] I asked the same question at the end of my post, but I think more people will read something posted in the training section. If that's inappropriate, the mods can delete this. =]
Anywho, I need to get a bit for her because all I have are 5" and she needs about a 4". I don't want to start working on long-lining or anything until I have a bit that fits, but I don't know what kind to get her. I've heard a full-check is good for teaching how to steer and such when we first start out. Is that accurate? I'd like to have her in a french link or something with a roller later on but I'm not sure if I should start her in something like that. What have you done/heard that worked? Thanks in advance!
And fyi, she's 18 months, I don't plan on riding her for about another year. Once she gets a bit that fits, she'll get lunged with it [line attached to halter] about half the time she's lunged, and ponied with it on [again, ling attached to halter] about half the time she's ponied. I'd like to work on long-lining her once or twice a week.