What is the best bit for a horse that pulls?
Myler combination bits often work well, the 30 04 being popular or the 30 42 if the horse puts his head down whilst pulling. Check the horses back and saddle fit as this can be a way for the horse to relieve a sore back temporarily.
What bits do barrel racers use?
Snaffles. Because the O-ring smooth snaffle is generally considered a mild bit, it is almost always the one chosen by trainers and riders to use on young horses.
What bit lifts a horses head?
How it works: it applies pressure to the lips and poll, encouraging the horse to lift his head and stop him from leaning on the bit, while the poll pressure discourages him from lifting his head too high. There are three main types of gag, all used with a snaffle-type mouthpiece.