Same thing with Rebel. His mouth was yanked on by kids so now he has an 8'' shank billy allen bit and HOLY COW, I can go draping rein in that bit...But a snaffle? Pssh, please.
I'm lucky with Selena. She's so sensitive we could run barrels in a halter if we wanted. But, who would want to? There's no finesse there with a halter. So, I bit her up a little for it.