Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ft. Worth, Texas
You might also try either a running martingale or a German martingale. You also might have to go to a twisted snaffle as it sounds like the mare's mouth may be a little hard. I have used a copper twisted snaffle (the copper makes them salivate, which softens their mouth) and the twisted snaffle puts a little more pressure on her mouth so she can feel discomfort if she tries to take the bit and not give to it. If you do try a twisted snaffle, start slowly and use very little pressure so you do not hurt her mouth, but it may result in her 'giving' a little more to the bit.
Last edited by Ridehorses99; 08-03-2011 at 10:51 PM.