A lot of people will have there own opinions which is what I want, but, let me say this. I have a horse who is now 7 years old. I have tried different bits with her for CONSISTENT amounts of time because I know many people just try it for a short period and just say, “eh it’s not working” and move on but she just never seems to take a liking to any. A snaffle for example, she will just keep her head low consistently and just doesn’t seem to listen to it well. She has had her teeth done! So that is not the issue! Now I tried a bosal and it seems like she overreacts to that. She will turn great but I notice that she will like toss her head occasionally and almost act like it’s hurting her? When I really don’t believe it is. I’ve changed the positioning of it, lengthened, and shortened the mecate reins to try and find a “sweet spot” that she likes but it never seems to work. I will say that when I ride her in just a super thin shipping halter and an old lead rope, she does great. It was the best she had ever done when I rode. So what I’m mainly getting at is, should I try a hackamore? One that is thinner and with a rope noseband? Or what are your thoughts?