Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Desert side of Pacific Northwest
• Horses: 0
Thanks, Mulefeather, for that great link showing all kinds of bits. Think my bit may actually be called a full-mouth snaffle, either that or Pellham. I'll get pictures of it soon and post on a new thread so people can help me figure out whether it is actually an okay bit for a jerky young kids to have in her hands eventually. I'm hoping the 4H Leader will still have us lead-lining until this girl's balance is much better. I actually put the saddle on the pony for first time the other day, got everything adjusted and rode her around awhile myself (had only been on bareback before) and she actually did pretty well with two-handed reining and I felt a lot more balanced with the saddle. Can't bring myself to stick my feet way in those stirrups yet now. Probably leftover Post-Traumatic Fall Disorder. Didn't do anything more than a walk with her, but eventually I think I'll feel steady enough to work up to trot and canter, as I trust her more. One reason it's so amazing for me to read the Trials and Tribulations journal and imagine that young woman being willing to go fast on such a big horse. Here I am only 4' up from the ground and such anxiety. Course, she hasn't been bucked off yet, I guess, and I just got myself bucked off the little molly mule. Makes a difference in trust issues with the animals, I suppose.
Oh, had forgotten to say, the feed store at larger town closest to us did not have any pony-sized bits. I feel better about the bit she came with after looking at the pictures and, as said, will take pix when I get a chance and have you guys let me know what you think. Gorgeous day in our part of the country. Headed out to play golf. Again, thanks to all!!!
Last edited by LlamaPacker; 10-25-2016 at 02:52 PM.