After working in a side pull or hackamore, Bud introduces his young horses to a smooth snaffle. It’s a good idea to let your horse stand a few times with the bit in his mouth so he is familiar with the new piece of equipment. For the first few rides, a side pull can be used in conjunction with the snaffle. Bud also recommends keeping the snaffle a little tighter than you ordinarily would. This prevents your young horse from playing with the bit too much.