I'm getting a new horse this weekend (already bought 'im) and while I usually ride 95% of the time in a plain dee-ring snafle I'm thinking of riding him in somthing else. He is pretty well trained as a WP/HUS horse and goes in either a plain snaffle or somthing with leverage. I am mostly going to be trail riding but still expect him to be collected, keep soft, and be responsive to me... later on down the road I might show him in WP for fun (keeping the more natural 3-beat but slow lope).
Other than that I ride with some older woman who just walk down the trail. For those rides I usually just sit back and let my horse relax and follow the others...
When I rode this horse to try him out I rode him in a halter then in a broken mouth piece leverage bit (more leverage than a tom thumb but not scarey long shanks! ).
I have and was thinking of using this bit;
Milepost Cutter Horse Bit with Engraved German Sleeve Stain - 4007533 | Tractor Supply Company
But I also have this snaffle (the normal smooth mouth snaffle)
Ring Mouth Snaffle :: Downunder Horsemanship
I'm a bit confused as to whether I would be better off just using the plain dee ring saffle or if the leverage cutter bit would do me more good?
Usually when I rode in normal snaffles before I kept contact in order to maintain collection and the frame of choice but when using a broken mouth piece leverage bit I just picked up on the bit when I asked for somthing.... if that even makes sense.
...I might be a bit more confused than I thought actually?