Putting bits in the horses mouths,
they obey us;
and we turn about their whole body.
What does this mean?
It means putting bits is an art, just like riding. Every horse is different and a good bit is like a wheel. It steers your horse in the right direction.
I have seen many bad riders, without any subtility, abusing the reins and damaging the horses mouth.
So, next time… whatch the reins. They are not made for pulling but for steering.
Never ride a horse in fear.
Watch this video: how to steer a horse while riding