what bit do you use for barrel racing?
i used to run my horse in a curb bit but switched her to a snaffle.she doesnt do very well in a snaffle so im looking for a lil bit harsher bit as she kinda ignores the snaffle sometimes.what about a micmar bit???
I'm fairly new to the gaming world, but my Arab mare goes in a french link loose ring snaffle and always will. I intend my Paint to always go in a snaffle as well. I think that if you're requireing a harsh bit, then proper training hasn't been done. I don't think barrel horses should be jazzed up uncontrollable airheads who only know how to run a pattern.
Agreed. Your horse should be respectful of any bit you place in its mouth before you even think about an event as high tension as barrel racing.I wouldnt go necessarily harsher if she wont go in a snaffle...she should be able to with no problem at all. Start from the beginning again, starting off with a walk and work your way up. Dont push her until she has mastered being able to be soft in supple in a lower gait before moving on to the next.
You do realize that that bit isnt limited to a twisted wire, right? What if it was available in smooth mouth peices?You can believe what you want about the severity of that bit. Two thin pieces of wire twisted together will never find its way into any horse I train or any student training with me. There is no way that could even sit on a horse's bars without repercussions, IMO.