There isn't a thread yet on bits and their use, so thought I'd start one!
I am adopting a 4 yr old mare, who has been professionally trained but not actually ridden in some time, and even then not often. I want to get a bit for her that will give me control (I ride light handed) but NOT be too harsh for her...suggestions, please?!
The foster home is using an eggbutt snaffle with good results. When I first started out riding, I had been taught that "there's no whoa in a snaffle", which stuck. (I really like "whoa"...it comes in handy!) My other horse is a 16 yr old QH gelding, and I use a curb with a roller, which he really seems to like.
BTW, I ride western, trail/pleasure...