We definitely need to continue to work on staying soft, but I also want to start working her in the bit I have to show her in, at least every couple days or so. Most days I work her in the snaffle and I use two hands, but since we can't do that at the show, we need to practice in the legal bit, with just one hand.
I couldn't find the exact bit I have, but I found something similar. Essentially, it looks like this one:
|Similar, although my copper french link isn't copper.|
|Less pinchy for the sides of her mouth.|
I'll have more time to ride tomorrow so we'll be able to work on a bit more than we did today. I'll try another ride with this new bit and see how it goes. It's possible that the mullen style mouthpiece just isn't as comfortable for her, and I'm all about a happy horse!