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  1. Segunda Bit Advice

    Hi everyone, So, I have a very large, often strong 14 y/o, 17.3+ oldenburg. We are still in the training stages, but the eventual goal is to ride in the equitations, where I have competed for a while now and he has been entering into lately. Anyway, I have been looking for a bit for him, and wanted some other opinions. I was considering a broken D-ring Segunda, as I have used one before with him, to a lovely effect. He has been ridden in everything from a waterford to a rubber snaffle to double jointed bits, with no great change. I ride him in a standing martingale, and we jump on average about 3'-3'3", due to a knee injury that will prevent him from going much higher than 3'9". The segunda was by far my favorite. He is big and powerful, as I mentioned before, and most all of his previous riders have hung on his mouth like there is no tomorrow, so he has a pretty hard mouth. This would not be for helping him get into a frame or the like, as he is extremely supple and willing to move forward into the bit, he just gets too fast and due to his size, he ends up missing turns, having a very large step (its already 14 ft long, he gets up to 17-18 ft when he is fast, and consistently takes out one or two steps from lines...) Anyway, I am a very soft, light rider, as I have ridden smaller horses for a long time, so there is no concern with me being to hard on his mouth or hanging on him and having the bit be used too harshly. Also, I am only 5'3", on an obviously large horse, so I need some assistance form the bit controlling him to the correct degree and in the right methods. What are your thoughts on this bit? Have you used it before? If so, did you find it to be too much, not enough, etc.? Is it good for large, strong horses? Thanks! Please ask if you need any more information about him, me, our rides, etc in order to further understand the question and help me make a decision!