: ...most successfully to a *** bar bit (but you
: can't do dressage in the latter).
: You can use a *** covered mullen mouth snaffle though.
: I thought a bar bit was the same or very similar to a mullen-mouth. The one I
: have is a half-cheek, with the bar gently curved - essentially a cable covered
: in ***. How is a mullen-mouth different from this?
The bit I'm speaking of is a metal bit with a medium mouth. I was
thinking of this covered with sealtex (a***bandaging material). Sorry
I wasn't clearer. The *** bar bit is much more flexible, usually
consisting of wire covered with a lot of ***.
: Also, I used this bit for several months last year until my instructor vetoed
: it because she couldn't move the bit around to her satisfaction. Her
: preferred combination is a jointed snaffle with a drop nose band.
The mullen mouth does work a little differently than a single joint or a
double joint, but it does work better for some horses. You might also
think about a Dr. Bristol. My horse Martin reacted almost the same in a
single joint or French mouth, but was happier in the Bristol and happiest
in a mullen mouth.