Thought I'd found a potentially perfect bit, light and kind until needed, however on trying to find one to hire somebody doesn't like them as they don't approve of the pressure points...and they don't think it would be hard enough to stop my pony.
Anyone got any views on this bit please??
I don't know about the pewee but a bit I was considering which seemed kind was the rockin s, tom widdecombe swears by them and he caught on to it from mark rashid, hostilic horsemanship or something like that sells them can find links if you want more info. I've stuck with the bitless for now but will definitely be trying that one if I decide to go that route. Not sure how good it is on the brakes front!
As far as I am aware the curb strap should not come into action at all. On the description for the bit it says the strap is there for stability of the bit and nothing more and should not be done up tight. The bit should also sit lower in the mouth than a regular bit (no wrinkles at corner of mouth) and sit passively until used.
It is supposed to be a kinder bit and good for horses with fleshy tongues.
I looooove them!
I use them on both my horses and they both go fantastically in it for any disipline. Have yet to use it on its different setting.
Both of mine love it because its so thin, and light, and its sweet iron so tastes nice!
One of my horses gets really strong when jumping, and i used to jump her in a 3 ring gag and struggle to have any breaks, but in the pewee shes fab!