Bit for the anxious trail horse

Go buy an ordinary bridle (not a Micklem) for this horse to try these bit suggestions with.

An Irish martingale can also help with keeping the reins from being flipped over the horse’s head. That’s what they’re made for. Simpler than a running martingale and easier on the horse.

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An Irish martingale can keep the reins from flipping over the horse’s head. That’s what it’s made for. Less intrusive than a running martingale.

… Any why isn’t the Edit function working?

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We actually tried him with a training fork today (had one lying around). He flipped his head a little bit once when he was frustrated that we had been standing around for a long time but other than that he didn’t flip at all! We even tried some pace work and seperation work with him on flat and hills. He still had moments (with the seperation work) where he tried to pull through the bit. But at least one problem seems to be improved.

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