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    11-03-2012, 08:20 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by hrh    
He's maybe been rode 10 times in the past 3 years. He's been worked with by trainers when we first got him. He's just a stubborn old man who is lazy. I know that he was supposedly a barrel an parade horse effort we got him. He is trained as good as he's going to get. I was just looking for a suggestion for a god bit for him. Also I meant he seems to do better plow rein than neck reining.
Every time you handle a horse, be it on the ground or in the saddle, you are training him.

I second the suggestion of getting a bit which is going to better communicate what you want, as your current tom thumb is not working by your own admission. And I would certainly expect a horse who has only been ridden 10 times in the past 3 years to need a tune-up. If he is not wanting to stop in the current bit, I don't understand why you would call him lazy.
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    11-07-2012, 11:23 PM
Snaffle bits have always worked wonderfully for me, both on and off of the trail. I would suggest them to anyone, whether the horse is a very mellow and obedient mount, or one who has quite an attitude. A few other people have suggested the same thing, so I'd say to try that one out!

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