Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cow Town, Alberta
This is well said, I strongly believe that a horse should be well enough trained to ride without a bit. Horses should be able to be ridden with a halter if need be, then the bit can be introduced, but the bit is just a tool, and it should not be the source of good training in a horse. A piece of metal jammed in their mouth is not training, it's an intimidation tool, but can also be utilized to a riders advantage, as long as it is done so properly. I strongly agree, it is not the bit, but the training.