I've decided Wally and I are going to start doing some western. He's a nice little mover and with some elbow grease is going to make a kick butt show pony. Our goal is to make it to state fair this next year. Pretty exciting!!
I'm starting from scratch though... I have no idea what bits are legal for shows, but he is currently in an oval link loose right (which I know isn't western pleasure legal). Soooo, what are my options? I want to use the most mild bit possible, he doesn't need anything harsh whatsoever, I am reluctant to ride him in a shank bit as is (I am light handed, won't be a problem).
Also, where is a good place to start to teach him to neck rein? I've never had to teach a horse to and I'm sure I could figure it out, but I would like to figure out what other people do and play with it a little.
Thanks in advance!!