|Sunny glasgow suburbs at 7am|
|sunny Ayrshire countryside at 8am|
|Hello horses....neither of them Merlin, just passing by....|
Having said that I am a bit green, so this evening while writing this post I thought more about his fidgeting at the bit and decided to google the type of bridle , a gag snaffle which looks like the English Gag Snaffle in this article under the section on 'Elevator or Gag Bit'. I knew nothing about these until now - perhaps not that surprising as they are not at all common - but it seems that this type of bit is generally used only for very strong horses, pullers or those with evasion issues. I need to find out more how long he has worn it and why. And more importantly, in the hands of a novice - I wouldn't claim to be anything but - is it a problem?