After much consideration and trying of various bits, I decided to go bitless with Beau. To get him used to stopping without a bit, he was ridden in a Dually today and was a very good boy. I have 2 others to try and can't wait for the Easter holiday so I can have a play.
Sorry, no pics-too busy admiring him! Will get some later.
How do you find your brakes compared to with a bit?
His sharer said she was having to use her legs more (do me good, then!
) but because he's very voice responsive and calm, he didn't take the mick when she used her seat and voice to stop him with lots of transitions.