Natasha Lyall Eventing | 1 Question | 2 Answers

Which bits do you suggest for strong horses who rush at the jumps in cross country and showjumping?

Which bits do you suggest for strong horses who rush at the jumps in cross country and showjumping?
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Hey! I have a mare that used to rush at the jumps, I started by using a elevator snaffle! we had a fall and the snaffle broke so I started to use the Pessoa snaffle and I'm loving it! Both with 2 reins (one in the normal ring and the other one on the lower ring) It allows me to use as a normal snaffle and just when she tries to rush I use the lower rein!
Hope it helps
Also recommend grids and placing poles in front of the jump! Exercises, plus the right aids h
I’m a hunter and use a French link Pelham and it’s allowed flexibility with how harsh it can be with the curb chain, but also allowed me the control if I needed it since I can put slack in the curb rein which then turns in to pretty much a basic snaffle when he’s being good. But it does take quiet hands because it can be a harsh bit in some circumstances.
any twisted bits are strong enough yet my horses are hunter trained
Maybe a Waterford or a gag bit
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