Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: northern arkansas
You don't need to change the bit, you need to change the training. Getting a different bit will do nothing for control or gaiting, you need to train him to do it. 8+ inch shanks are typical in walkers because people purchase them without any knowledge of horse training because they are supposed to be easy to ride, then they try to pick up the front end for a "flashier" gait with a long shanked bit, they see horses that are stiff with upright necks and tucked chins and think that that is collection, it is not. You can do anything with a horse, gaited or not, in a simple gentle bit shanks or not, but you have to take the time and hard work to do it properly through training, not a bit.
Ω Horses are a projection of peoples dreams Ω
Last edited by Honeysuga; 07-25-2010 at 05:04 PM.