What shank bit to go with???
So April is now 6 so in order for me to show her western it has to be a bit with a shank. While some of you may be going 6 and still not in a shank??? April had about 60 days as a two year old and then not touched till 4 and even then I didnt get much riding... so last summer I only used a smooth snaffle which she responds to very well.
I like to ride my horses in a snaffle whatever the age but for showing I use a california spoon on Chloe (and she responds very well) but that is going to be way to harsh for April. So what is a good bit to start working her in? At this point I still use a little pressure at the lope to keep her collected and from running away on me.
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