This may not be an answerable question in this format but I’ll ask anyway.
Back in the day I rode in a french link so that is what I defaulted to with my gelding.
They became verboten so I paid an arm and a leg for a high end bit (whose name totally escapes me) with a round lozenge. This horse didn’t know what contact was and resisted it so when I understood the downside of the french link I hoped this would be kinder/encourage him to be accepting.
He’s come a long way with the contact (old western horse) but he’ll still curl, get behind the bit etc. Now, I KNOW the riding has a lot to do with it, it’s not the bit it’s the rider etc etc but I’m wondering if I should be trying a different bit. He’s just coming back after a lengthy time off due to my own personal injuries, so we’re at square one.
Any suggestions, if any can be offered without seeing the horse? I’m just wondering if a fat old snaffle might be in order, but I know embarrasingly little about bits.