Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Skagit County, WA
I think I horse and rider can do anything in a snaffle, if your horse is too head strong for this, you should take some steps back, and develope a softer connection first.
Switching to a harsher bit is just starting a war, and in some cases they start to get hard headed in that and then people get an even harsher bit etc.
This is what I am currently working on with my mare, its not really fun, but its necessary :/
I am not an expert, if your horse is dangerous in a snaffle, bolting etc. definitely do what you think is best or ask a trainer to come out and evaluat/work with your horse and you.
Good luck :)