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I am having trouble finding a bit for my horse. I just bought a 5 year old Thoroughbreed Mare. At the canter she does this weird thing with her head, where she lifts it and turns it in. I had this very good trainer watch me and she said it was nothing with my seat, balance, or inter-ference. I know I have soft hands so I know i'm not hanging on her. Her teeth have been done recently and I've been working on leg yeilds with her for bending and balance. I just can't seem to find a bit. I've been riding her in a snaffle, I've tried some others but can't fine the one thats for her... I used to use a rubber bit on my first horse, also a mare who needed soft hands.. But before I went out and bought one I wanted to know if there was any others I should concider.
I'm teaching myself how to ride English.It's been an ongoing project for about 2 years. I'm wondering how to fix stirrup length. I recently went to the doctor and found out that my right leg is 1/2 inch shorter than my left leg. No wonder I felt off center in the saddle. How do you guys suggest i fix the off centeredness?
How do you get yourself prepared for a show? I have a show that I'm competing this Saturday, and I was wondering what advice you guys may have had in means of getting prepped/ready for the show. I mean in the way of riding or lessons before the show. I am riding in Maiden Equtation, which is a walk trot, walk trot canter classes, as well as two low x fences. One more thing. I get really nervous before I get into the ring, and I wanted to know what I could do so I were less nervous.