Amen!! I feel the same about every single word written there.
I ride and show both English eq and western performance. Since my horse is over five, due to show rules he has to be shown in a curb. He is in a six inch shank dogbone futurity bit for western, and a simple single joint or french link snaffle for english.
He is equally light and responsive in all of them, with the slightest twitch of my finger. Why? Because this horse is trained by leg and seat, not yank, pull, bigger bit. He can be ridden bridless and behave the same as he does with a bit. He's been trained properly and lightly, IMO.
"You're just as sane as I am."~Luna Lovegood.
Last edited by DejaVu; 07-12-2011 at 05:28 PM.