Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Nidiaz, a bit with tongue relief could work well but I would hold off on using one with shanks until you've tried a 3 piece snaffle or even one with a Billy Allen mouth.
Most nicely broke horses will go well in a non shanked bit. There certainly are many times when it is necessary but too many riders resort to them for control. They may be required at a show or for finer control (aids, not behavior) otherwise KISS.
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