I am riding a stallion with a strong mouth. He is becoming softer, but when he really gets going stopping him requires me to be firm with my reins.
I have a sweet iron Dee ring snaffle with a pretty thin mouthpiece on him right now. He loves the sweet iron, but the thin mouthpiece is causing small cuts on the corners of his mouth.
I am thinking of switching to a kimberwicke with a curb chain to still have that pressure I need to stop him but without hurting his mouth as much.
How well does a kimberwicke work for one rein stops and bending exercises?