Alright, I know I should just search the forum, but I'm feeling lazy today... Sorry
I'm going to be transitioning Soda to a curb bit at some point this fall/winter. Not for long term use, but I'd like him to be able to be ridden in one and he's getting pretty close to the point where I think he'll be ready for this next step. Couple of questions though:
1. Good transitioning bits? I want something mild of course, preferably with some sort of roller.
2. Is there any special way to transition a horse? I think it'll be relatively easy once he is solid w/ leg/seat cues. Basically to the point where I'm not needing to use the bit at all. Then change bits, cue him with my leg/seat aids, and show him what the corresponding neck reining signal is.
3. He doesn't really neck rein yet in the snaffle... Should I teach that first while using the snaffle?