Hello, yes that is a double jointed snaffle. This one is a bit more arched on the bars compared to the ones I use but this is the idea. 😊👍🏻
Is this a good bit to use?
Okay then as mentioned before, the double jointed snaffle is excellent because it leaves the roof of the mouth alone unlike a regular snaffle, moves more and has a flatter surface.
That is what I use generally for horses which don't have confidence with the bit.
Well bit less just means that. Really you could ride in a simple halter and that would be bit less. Of course not in shows but if you don't show her that is fine.
Make sure she can turn her neck left and right from the saddle with very little pressure. You can teach her by increasing the tension on the reins you are pulling gradually and releasing immediately as soon as she turns her neck and repeating while waiting for a bit more flexion each time.
Once she does that, backs up and yields her hindquarters, you can start to ride.
In case you try bitless it's better if you start from the beginning as if she was untrained. Walk-halt, a few steps of trot and walk and circles. Maybe she will be excellent right away or maybe it will take time, every horse is different.
I'm trying to get her to think they are good because she was bit abused before we got her.
If I do bit-less what option would be best do you think?
If he's so light why not consider a bit-less? :)
I do ride English. Thank you!
Really what makes a bit light is the lightness in the hands of the rider. Even a double bridle can be light.
No horse should need pressure. :)
A double jointed snaffle is absolutely great
There is also a really nice snaffle called the confidence snaffle on the Parelli website.
Assuming you ride English, simple dee ring snaffles, with thicker mouth pieces or rubber