For the bradoon, I'm not looking for anything special. He seems to do fine with the loose ring double jointed bradoon. This surprises me, as he hates a loose ring plain snaffle. But, maybe in conjunction with the curb it doesn't move as much? I've decided to stick with a double jointed bradoon with a lozenge instead of a French link, and I have my eye on a couple. For the bradoon, I'm looking for a thickness of 12-14 mm. No thicker. (Pig's regular snaffle is only around 14mm, so he's used to, and likes, thin bits.) Luckily, these are fairly affordable and easy to find.
For the metal content, I'm interested to try a copper-heavy metal. I've mostly schooled Pig in only rubber and stainless steel bits. He has been doing much better with the introduction of sugar to his bitting and riding routine, though. The sugar is helping him accept the bit even more. Maybe the copper would do the same?
|Cheap and easy to find. My favorite kind of horse equipment!|
|The Neue Schule Thoroughbred Weymouth -- 12mm thick, tilted at 45 degrees and curved for tongue relief. Supposedly designed for the narrow and sensitive thoroughbred mouth. Runs around $210.|
|Stainless steel Mullen mouth Weymouth. Also 12mm thick. $40. Zero mention of magical properties in the ad.|