Training- which bit?
Hi all. I am currently starting my 2 yr old Morgan gelding Banjo. We have done several months of lunging with a halter and he's ready for the next step. He has now worn a lunging surcingle half a dozen times, with no issues and I recently got a used bridle with an egg-butt snaffle. Tried it on him but it didn't fit- the bridle was too big and the bit too wide. He took the bit beautifully, though, and I just held it in place for several minutes to see his reaction- he acted bored! So off to the local tack store and got a smaller bridle and bit- this one is a D-ring snaffle, which I have never used. It is slightly thinner than the egg-butt I tried on him first, but not overly thin. I have always trained my young horses in egg-butts in the past, and do not have a lot of experience with other bits. Is there a reason not to start him in the D-ring? Is it harsher in some way? I just want to make sure I am doing everything right with him- he is my first horse in several years and I am starting from scratch with equipment, etc.