Which bit would be most suitable for my horse

I have a young THB, she has a very soft mouth, I'm currently riding her in a loose ring nathe snaffle and it seems to be to soft for her mouth, she goes below the vertical and seems to tuck her nose in and I struggle to get her to come up and stay on the bit.

Im looking for a bit that would be dressage legal as I plan to do eventing with her once she has all her basics in place, steering can also sometimes be an issue but this isnt to often. She also chews the bit.

Posted in Eventing, asked by Jade, 3 months ago. 132 hits.

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Hi Jade,

Going behind the vertical and tucking the nose in are signs that the horse is find the bit to be too strong. The Nathe doesn't create a pressure point on the tongue, but due to the middle being thinner, it does apply some pressure to the sides of the bars, this can be too much for some horses.

I recommend a Loose Ring Ultra Comfy Lock Up for her. The Ultra Comfy is double locked so that it cannot fold downwards or backwards, this means that it retains its shape in the horse’s mouth, and it eliminates any nut cracker action.  The mouth piece is also angled on the sides, so that it goes up and over the tongue, this greatly reduces tongue pressure, while not greatly increasing pressure on the bars. 

Regards,
Claire@Bombers

Claire @ Bombers
3 months ago
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