Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
The bit may still be too large for him. Since the snaffle is a broken mouth, the two joined pieces may be forming a "V" in his mouth, hitting the top of his pallet and also allowing his tongue to get over the bit giving him relief.
Take an 18" piece of string, a stick ~ 1/4' thick, and a magic marker. Tie one end of the string to the stick, run the string through his mouth and snug the stick against his mouth; lastly mark the other end of the string with the marker and measure the span of string that was in his mouth. That way you will know what size he needs.
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