Heather, love your book. It is very popular right now in Australia. I have had phenomenal success using your methods on a lazy, leaning horse. With only 3 rides in the Pelham he has got the message loud and clear and is now soft, light, genuinely forward/round and even appears to be enjoying himself. I'm certainly enjoying myself more.
My question is:
Now that he has the message and is continuing in his new soft round outline, I have been tying up the curb rein so it is not in use, riding with the snaffle rein only. Is this a bad thing to do? Should I move back to a snaffle rather than doing this? If I move back to a snaffle should I choose a mullen mouth or go back to my jointed snaffle?