Bit by Bit
In my years of learning about horses there are just a few things that I recommend for EVERYONE regardless of skill level or experience. For some examples, I recommend ground work and natural horsemanship to everyone AT LEAST to give it a try.
But one I would make required for all horse people is the video 'A Whole Bit Better' which was produced by the Myler brothers to explain the Myler Bit System and most importantly, just some basics about bitting.
After watching the video I was able to evaluate Precious' bit evasion and make a choice of the bit I would put in her mouth. She was in training at the time and you know what? The trainer tried 6 bits and settled on the one, the same that I had chosen. We did not communicate, but he figured it out in a different way-this is a man who has been on horses since he was 4 and never done anything but train horses. You can see some before and after pictures on the Mylers website here.
Yes, the video is a sales pitch, but there is a LOT of good information in it, something we all need.
So-the point of this evangalism is-you are SO LUCKY! You can hear Bob Myler (and ask him questions) LIVE tomorrow (March 12th at 5 PM Pacific). You can sign up here or visit Equine Teleseminar. Usually she also offers a copy of the call to purchase which I would suggest. I don't know the content yet, but I can guarentee it will be good stuff.
The Mylers used to come to the Oregon State Fair and helped me in person one year, they are great great people. I can't speak of this highly enough.