Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
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Yes, just introduce him to asnaffle, as you would un unstarted colt, with any dental issues ruled out.
Do not expect him to automatcally transfer what he learned in abittless brildle or halter, to that snaffle. That mistake is so often made on horses started bitlless, as they have no problem undertsanding the working of some bittless head gear, as it uses many of the same pressure points ahorse has learned to give to, since being halter broke .
A bit applies pressure to entirely new areas in the horse;s mouth, and it takes time for ahorse to both become comforatble carrying abit, and to understand those new communication points in his mouth
There are many ways to make that transition,either to go right back to bitting him up, like agreen colt, or just letting him carry that bit, while still having that halter or whatever, used to ride with, then gradually using a double rein set up, asking with the bittless first, then following up with abit cue, then moving on to asking first with the snaffle,,using the bittless only if he needs clarity