Typical bits we use
Everytime you handle or ride your horse, you are teaching it. Whether that is teaching it right or teaching it wrong. Lessons are valuable. No one should be unteachable.
2. Never ever let him sit in a stall for 24 hours. Think about it – would you like to be locked in your bathroom for 24 hours? It’s just not fair. The ideal is pasture life but I know it’s just not an option everywhere. Just do the best you can and be fair to the horse.
3. Beginner horses should be “tuned up" peroidically. Lesson barns know that they have to have their advanced students, or the trainer, ride the school horses periodically in order to fix beginner-created habits like stopping at the gate, refusing to take a canter lead, and cutting the corners of the arenas. Learn from this.
4. A bigger bit in beginner hands solves nothing and creates a variety of dangerous behaviors.
5. Beginner riders: TAKE LESSONS. Truer words were never spoken! The better you ride, the better horses will behave for you.