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I ride my 12 y/o OTTB bitless. He's much more fun to ride when he's bitless (supports himself, no annoying habits of gaping & stretching, doesn't fight me as much). However, not all OTTB's can be ridden bitless--some of them freak out over the pressure on their face. I'm just not willing to spend hundreds of dollars finding the right bit for him, TBH when he goes fine without one. However, I did have more luck with a french link/3-piece snaffle than I had with a regular jointed snaffle.

I say if you have light hands and he honestly is responding well to the kimberwicke, rather than just trying to evade the pressure by tucking his nose in, just ride him in it. There is no set rule that says only horses age __ and up can be ridden in ported bits. Its really all about your horses preference. However, I would also look into some Myler bits or Myler knock offs, and see if he's really just looking for some tongue relief.
 
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